Antoinette Madeira currently works in back office management/accounting and consults in the quality management field. Toni firmly believes that quality principles apply to all types of business and strives to ensure Candice Bennett & Associates, Inc. exemplifies these practices.
In 1979, Toni began her career as an ord er technician for a metal building manufacturer, and spent the last six years of her tenure working in quality management at the corporate level. She was a major participant in the development and deployment of the ISO 9000 certification process for 10 nationwide engineering and manufacturing facilities nationwide. Toni also taught product and ISO internal auditor training programs for the organization. Prior to her work with Candice Bennett & Associates, Inc., Toni ran the back office for a private membership club in Kansas City.
Toni’s credentials include work with the Excellence in Missouri Foundation as a Missouri Quality Award Examiner and Regional and State Level Judge for the Missouri Team Quality Award. In addition, she has worked with the Kansas Award for Excellence Foundation serving as a judge at the regional and state levels for the Kansas Team Quality Award. Toni is a member of the American Society for Quality and served as a board member for five years, including the section chair position in 2003–2004 with the Kansas City Section. She was a member of the Kansas City Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and served as Co–chair of the Awards and Recognition Committee for 2005–2006, and as VP of Finance for 2006–2007 and 2007–2008.
Toni graduated summa cum laude with a dual Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and management of human resources (organizational development and behavior) from Park University. In addition, Toni is a member of the Park University School of Business Advisory Board 2009-2014 and serves on the Alumni Council. In 2012, the Student Senate bestowed the Tipton Award to Toni for her service contributions to Park University.
Toni and her husband currently reside in Kansas City, Missouri.