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Jill B. Smart

Current Term


Appointed By Governor


Professional Experience

  • President, National Academy of Human Resources
  • Retired chief human resources officer, Accenture

Professional/Civic Affiliations, Activities and Community Service

  • Fellow and director, National Academy of Human Resources
  • Member, executive committee, Personnel Roundtable
  • Past director, HR Policy Association
  • Member, HR50
  • Member, RBL Institute
  • Member and past-chair, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Business Dean's Business Council
  • Former member, Advisory Council of Illinois Business Consulting
  • Member, University of Illinois presidential search committee (2014)
  • Trustee, executive committee, Chicago's Goodman Theatre
  • Member, Chicago Economic Club
  • Member, The Chicago Network


  • M.A., Business Administration, University of Chicago
  • B.A., Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Party Affiliation