Cindi Hamill has joined Todd P. Smith Commercial Real Estate as a licensed assistant, working out of the office located at 3000 Professional Dr., Suite 200, in Springfield.
“I had an unusual path to get here,” said Hamill. After graduating from the University of Illinois, she worked in sales for a national firm that sold computers to businesses and trained employees on how to use the machines, which was still new technology at the time. Hamill later took a “24 year sabbatical” after she and her husband, Tom, started a family but said, “I still hand my hand in a lot of things volunteer-wise. I’ve been involved in our community and our kids’ schools and serving in that capacity.”
With her three children now out of the house, Hamill said, “I was ready to jump back in (to the business world). I love interacting with people and helping people solve problems.”
Hamill said her family has been friends with Todd Smith’s family for many years, and Smith had asked her in the past about working with him, but the timing was never right. However, with her youngest child now in college, Hamill decided to obtain her Illinois real estate broker’s license.
“We’re taking a team approach, I’ll be hands-on helping out with all of his listings,” she said. “We’re having fun with it.”