Prior to her role as Chairman in 2020, Tonise was CEO of the agency for an unprecedented 24 years. She continually reinvented the company through profound industry changes to where it is today as a leading-edge creative organization with an unrelenting focus on energizing people and brands.
The agency’s brand defining work has been recognized the world over, with best in class recognitions from Cannes Lions, Clios, Effies, APG, WARC Effectiveness and countless more.
She is a passionate advocate for the underserved, especially women and children, serving on the boards of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Rush University Medical Center and Off the Street Club. She has just completed two years as Chairman of the Board for the Executives’ Club of Chicago.