About Tuft

About Tuft

Tuft & Associates was established in 1988 by Mary Ann Tuft, CAE, as a specialized executive search firm. Today, the firm is widely recognized for its superior team of experienced search consultants, all drawn from past leadership positions in associations, health care and nonprofits. Based in Chicago, Tuft & Associates has a proven record of success nationwide, with locations also in: Austin, Texas; Cleveland, Ohio; Knoxville, TN; Madison, Wisconsin; Raleigh, NC; and Washington, DC.

“The Tuft team is an exceptional brain trust. Our consultants have amazing career portfolios from serving as successful CEOs and Deans to positions as dynamic senior staff and faculty of major organizations and institutions. Each client benefits from our insider knowledge and first-rate credentials.”
–Mary Ann Tuft

The firm’s many accomplishments include:

  • Completing more than 80 successful CEO, Executive Director and Executive Vice President searches for health care, trade and professional associations in 32 states. The attrition rate for our placements is less than 10 percent.
  • Placing more than 40 nursing school deans and chairs at leading colleges and universities nationwide.
  • Filling hundreds of key senior staff positions at nationally known nonprofits and foundations, associations and societies.
  • Achieving a solid record of nearly 500 searches, resulting in long-term client relationships. Many executives we’ve placed excel with their organizations for 12 to 17 years.