Toby (Ford) Atkinson ’05 is a wife, mom and working professional. As Mrs. Illinois, she is also the proud representative of other women who juggle multiple roles.

Atkinson will represent Illinois in the national competition for Mrs. United States during a five-day event set for July in Las Vegas. This is the 29th year for the pageant, which acknowledges that married women are an inspiration to families, friends, colleagues and communities.

Atkinson is a regional talent acquisition manager for Cintas Corporation. She and her husband, Shaun, are the parents of a 3-year-old daughter and reside in Bolingbrook.