Mark retired in 2013 after a 42-year career serving as a Senior Executive in higher education, retail, healthcare and professional sports organizations. In addition to other leadership positions Mark has served as the Chief Administrative Officer and Assistant Treasurer for the University of Illinois, Assistant Comptroller for Sears International and Vice President of Finance for the Arena Football League. His education and broad training in finance, accounting and business operations earned him a reputation as a turn-round specialist. This provided him with the foundation for developing the expertise to prepare and execute strategic plans, recruit and motivate management teams, finance and manage projects and lead systems design and business process improvement initiatives. Mark completed his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration and earned a Masters of Business Administration from the Northwestern University, J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.