Lynne Herer Smith




Lynne Herer Smith, director of business design, leads an internal team that designs, tests, and implements improved business practices so that our employees and partners can focus time and energy on the areas of greatest impact. Lynne’s team leverages innovative prototyping principles and robust implementation planning to a range of initiatives foundation-wide.

Lynne joined the foundation in 2012 as a deputy director in Finance & Strategy. Prior to the foundation, Lynne was a managing director at Jones Lang LaSalle, a global investment firm responsible for portfolio management and business process improvement for public, private, and government organizations. She has also held finance and strategy roles with several investment management firms in Chicago, and served as a professor of corporate finance with DePaul University.

Lynne received an MBA in Finance and Strategy from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Florida. She is a Lean/Six Sigma Master Black Belt.


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