Mark Angelson serves as a Trustee and Treasurer of the Institute of International Education (IIE) and as Chairman of IIE's Scholar Rescue Fund and selection committee. In 2013 and 2014, he served as Chairman of NewPage Corporation, North America's largest manufacturer of specialty printing papers, and led its merger with Verso Corporation in a transaction described as among the most challenging and complex. In 2011 and 2012, Mr. Angelson served as the Deputy Mayor of the City of Chicago and Chairman of the Mayor's Economic, Budgetary and Business Development Council. He was credited by Mayor Emanuel with facilitating the creation of tens of thousands of jobs for Chicagoans and launching the largest municipal employees' Wellness Program in the country, among many other achievements. From 1996-2010, as Chairman and CEO of a variety of public companies, including RR Donnelley (Chicago), Moore Corporation (Toronto), Moore Wallace (NYC) and WorldColor Press (Montreal), and as a private investor, Mr. Angelson was a leader of the transformation and consolidation of the printing industry. The work of Mr. Angelson and his colleagues culminated in the creation of the two largest publicly owned printing companies, employing an aggregate of nearly 100,000 people, and in the creation of billions of dollars in value for equity and debt investors.
Mr. Angelson began his career in 1975 as a lawyer with Sullivan & Cromwell. From 1982 through 1995, he practiced with Sidley & Austin, serving as Co-Chair of International Operations and resident managing partner of the law firm's offices in Singapore, New York and London and leading the development of notably successful practices in each of those cities. He served as Chairman of MidOcean Partners, a New York and London-based investment firm 2007-2009.
Mr. Angelson is a trustee of Northwestern University, a member of Northwestern's investment committee and, since 2010, an adjunct professor of mergers and acquisitions at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and its membership committee, the Economic Club of New York, the Chicago Club and of the Pilgrims (London and NYC), and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce. He is qualified as a lawyer (non-practicing) in New York, England and Wales. In 2005, Mr. Angelson and RR Donnelley received the Harold H. Hines Award from the United Negro College Fund. In 2006, he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Laws by the John Marshall Law School.
Mr. Angelson was graduated from Rutgers College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and from Rutgers Law School. In 2013, Mr. Angelson was inducted into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni, the highest honor that Rutgers University can confer on an alumnus. In 2014, Mr. Angelson was appointed Richard D. Heffner Public Service Professor by Rutgers University President Barchi and later as a member of the Rutgers University Board of Governors by NJ Governor Christie. In 2015, Mr. Angelson stepped down as Heffner Professor for the duration of his service on the Board of Governors.
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