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Teresa Nortillo

Director, MPA, CEcD · +1 (630) 625 4220
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Teresa Nortillo is a director on Baker Tilly’s public sector advisory and economic development teams. Teresa joined Baker Tilly in 2021 and has more than 30 years of experience in economic analysis and development strategies. As a former economist with the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, Teresa analyzed federal tax and budget legislation and co-authored the 1991 Luxury Tax Impact Study, which focused on job loss and retention. She served as a business recruitment consultant for the State of Kansas where she directed numerous site location and state incentive projects for a ten-state region. Throughout her career, she has formulated and delivered solutions to federal, state and local governments, Fortune 500 companies and other business clients, including corporate site selection, labor force, target industry, workforce, business retention and attraction and state and local incentive strategies.

Teresa earned her Certified Economic Development (CEcD) designation in 2002 from the International Economic Development Association.

  • Employs quantitative and qualitative data research tools to analyze and determine targeted and sustainable economic development growth strategies and site selection processes
  • Collaborates and strategizes with public sector clients to determine best economic development practices specific to their needs
  • Assists clients with execution and implementation of economic development strategies
  • International Economic Development Council
  • MidAmerica Economic Development Association
  • Illinois Economic Development Council
  • International Asset Management Council
  • CoreNet Global
  • Operation Warm – Coats for Kids
  • The Chapel, Lake Zurich




Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, Michigan)
Bachelor of Science, political science and economics

Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, Michigan)
Master of Public Administration, public finance, economic development