About Eleanor Sweet McDonnell
Eleanor was born and raised in the greater Cleveland, Ohio area before moving to North Barrington in 1984. She and her husband Pete McDonnell have two children, Meredith and Jonathan.
Eleanor is a proud graduate of Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management and from Boston College where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing .
Eleanor is Founder, President & CEO of The Remington Group, LLC, a international retained executive search firm. In addition Corporate Success Partners a division of The Remington Group, LLC , offers organizational leadership team training and consulting services.
Eleanor is an 18+ year expert of organizational management improvement. She has studied success and leadership and its effect on organizations that range from privately held organizations to major Fortune 500 corporations. Eleanor has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, other newspapers, major trade journals, radio, TV and additional publications.
She has authored five books. Her three newest books are, How to Hit a Homerun With Your Resume (December 2013), Interview Questions That Change the Game! (January 2014) and Secrets of the Job Search for the Over 50 Crowd (February 2016). Her fifth book, Leading to Success – The Female Advantage, will be published in 2018.
Eleanor is passionate about helping others succeed. She has been a champion for mentoring, fundraising and teaching for the enrichment of the community. Notably, Eleanor has chaired the Barrington American Cancer Society, Relay for Life the past 7 years. She helped the local community raise in excess of $1.3 million, making Barrington's Relay for Life #2 in the State of Illinois.
- American Cancer Society – Relay for Life of Barrington – Event Chair, Co-Chair
- Barrington Regional Hurricane Relief – Committee Member
- Barrington High School – Incubator Program – Mentor (4 years)
- St. Anne’s Church – Children’s evening religious classes – Past Teacher (10 years)
- Barrington Area Professional Women’s Association – Past President, Board Member, Program Chair
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AWARDS
2015 Influential Women in Business (The Business Ledger – Daily Herald)
2014 Women of Distinction – Lake County (Shaw Media)
LOCAL CIVIC SERVICE
Past Lake County Appointed Lake Zurich Rural Fire Department Trustee
Past Village of North Barrington Fire Commissioner
Past Village of North Barrington Plan Commission Member
MY PROMISE TO YOU
Focused on Eliminating Government Waste, Cutting Excess Spending, and Being a Strong Advocate for Residents, You the Taxpayers.
BRING NEW RESIDENTS
Launch a re-branding and marketing campaign to help promote and create hightened awareness for why "We Love Barrington tm". Share our great story with area Real Estate agents, and prospective new residents.
PROMOTE OPEN SPACES
Proactive about North Barrington's open spaces, natural flora, fauna, ecological systems, air & drinking water quality.
PROTECT OUR RESIDENTS
Be a strong voice for our children, adults, people with disabilites and special needs, and senior citizens. Work closely with all groups to enhance the quality of life free of drugs, crime, abuse, and violence. Make sure North Barrington is offering good support and resources to all residents.