Smith Senior Living Trustee since 2000
Smith Crossing President since 2005
“People are our greatest resource,” states Andy Anello, a lifelong Orland Park resident recruited by a neighbor to join the Board when plans were just underway to build Smith Crossing.
“I’m pleased how quickly Smith Crossing has become known and valued in our area,” he adds. “I often hear people who don’t even know I’m involved with Smith communities talk about the wonderful lifestyle we offer.”
Anello recalls talking with a resident during Smith Crossing’s first Christmas party in 2004. “After exchanging pleasantries, she told me about the annual cruise she and her late husband had enjoyed for many years. Although she had a tear in her eye, she continued to describe how every day of her new life at Smith Crossing was like being on a vacation filled with so many enjoyable pursuits.”
The father of three sons, Anello has served as a board member of the Pioneer Football and Pioneer Wrestling youth programs. He has also coached baseball for the Orland Youth Association.
A business owner since 1985, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Loras College.