Executive Search Consultant
GAIL LUXENBERG, MBA
“I’VE BEEN INSPIRED BY THE IMPORTANT MISSIONS OF THE NONPROFITS I’VE SERVED AND THEIR DEEP COMMITMENT TO ALWAYS DO MORE GOOD. IT’S EXCITING TO BRING THIS EXPERIENCE TO THE TUFT TEAM WITH THE GOAL OF CONNECTING TOP PROFESSIONALS DEDICATED TO THE SUCCESS OF VITAL ORGANIZATIONS.”
Gail Luxenberg has a successful record as CEO of major nonprofit organizations in Seattle, Atlanta, and Chicago. She is recognized for her skill in staff recruitment and evaluation, and in leading both high-performing teams and results-driven organizations.
Before Joining Tuft & Associates in 2019, Gail was the CEO for Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County, one of the largest Habitat affiliates. With a team of 50 professionals, Gail led a restructuring that resulted in a threefold increase in families served and a new partnership with the City of Seattle to build 52 new homes in its most desirable neighborhood.
Previously, as CEO of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA), the country’s third largest, Gail directed a $25M operation with a year-round staff of 400 and seasonal team of 1,200. The MJCCA was consistently ranked one of Atlanta’s top 100 places to work. In her role as CEO of JVS in Chicago, Gail recruited a team of grant writers to raise $7M in new grants to support vulnerable populations and fund staff to launch new programming.
She has also held senior management positions at the American Medical Association and The American Friends of Hebrew University. Gail is principal for GLuxenberg Consulting, which serves nonprofit organizations.
As a Tuft associate, Gail has conducted successful searches for EDs, CEOs, Chief Development Officers and Chief Marketing Officers in Boston, Los Angeles, North Carolina, Georgia and Illinois.
SERVICE & HONORS
Gail is on the board of Booth Alumni Nonprofit Consultants (BANC) and cochairs the nonprofit committee. She also serves on the finance and talent committees at Thresholds. Gail has served on professional boards for the JCCA, IAJVS, and Habitat for Humanity. She received the Top Performer Award from the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Distinguished Leader Award from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.
She was named to the Top 50 Nonprofit Leaders in Atlanta by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and recognized by the League of Women Voters and the JCCA.
Gail holds a Master of Business Administration from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and AB in Middle Eastern Studies from The University of Chicago.