Gail R. Meneley

Gail Meneley and Hugh Shields co-founded Shields Meneley Partners, the premier senior executive transition firm in the country, in 2004. Meneley has worked with hundreds of C-Suite clients over three decades and continues to advise clients as needed. Meneley is respected for her “straight talk” approach and sage advice when helping top executives think through their most important leadership and career decisions.

Meneley now serves primarily on the Shields Meneley Partners Advisory Board. She is an active member of The Economic Club of Chicago and The Chicago Network, and serves on The Membership Commission of The Chicago Club.

Meneley has extensive P&L, operations, strategy and management experience in professional services, financial services and nonprofit sectors. She was President, CEO and a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Institute of Financial Education, a national financial services training organization. She has also served on the boards of public and not for profit corporations, including the United States League Management Services, a subsidiary of the United States League of Savings Institutions in Washington, DC.