Toni is a licensed structural engineer in Illinois and Utah and is a licensed professional engineer in Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Indiana. She has more than three decades of engineering experience starting as a Plant Engineer and continuing as a Structural Designer and Project Engineer at consulting firms prior to founding McDonough Engineering in 1992. In 2000, she added partner Bill Whitlow to her practice and continued providing quality engineering services for 25 years. In 2018, Toni started on her path to retirement by selling McDonough-Whitlow to Prairie Engineers. She will continue to work with Prairie Engineers as Vice-President and leading the structural engineering practice and Hillsboro office.
Toni’s responsibilities include client development, contract development and negotiations, fee negotiations, staff assignment, review of structural engineering projects, and development of company policies.
Toni takes a client-based approach to business and focuses on creating and maintaining long-lasting relationships with clients. Believing that satisfied clients are repeat clients, she has instilled a culture of pursuing total client satisfaction, and she and her team have cultivated business relationships that now span decades.