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Mark Angelson is a Trustee and Vice Chairman of the Institute of International Education (IIE), which administers the Fulbright Scholarships and more than 200 other international education programs. He is Chairman of the IIE 2019 Centennial Committee and Chairman of the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund and selection committee. His recent publications (with Dr. Allan Goodman) include "Protect Scholars in Fight Against Terrorism", Indianapolis Star, 2015; "Offering Refuge to Endangered Scholars", Los Angeles Times, 2014; and "Preserving Syria's Intellectual Capital", Chicago Tribune, 2013.
Mr. Angelson is Vice Chairman and Treasurer of the Joseph Biden Foundation and worked in Biden campaigns for public office over a period of 30 years. He is a trustee of Northwestern University, a member of Northwestern's investment committee and Adjunct Professor of Mergers and Acquisitions at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management. In 2014, he was appointed Richard D. Heffner Public Service Professor at Rutgers University and then as a member of the Rutgers Board of Governors and Chairman of its Finance and Facilities Committee. Mr. Angelson is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and its membership committee, the Economic Club of New York, and the Pilgrims Society (London and New York) and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce.
Mr. Angelson is a member of the board of directors of Quad/Graphics, Inc. In 2013 and 2014, Mr. Angelson served as Chairman of NewPage Corporation, North America's largest manufacturer of coated paper, 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.
From 1996-2010, as a private investor and as Chairman and CEO of a variety of public companies, including RR Donnelley (Chicago), Moore Corporation (Toronto), Moore Wallace (NYC) and WorldColor Press (Montreal), Mr. Angelson was a leader of the transformation and consolidation of the printing industry. Mr. Angelson and RR Donnelley received the Harold H. Hines Award from the United Negro College Fund in 2005. The work of Mr. Angelson and his colleagues culminated in the creation of the two largest publicly owned printing companies, employing an aggregate of more than 80,000 people. He was Chairman of MidOcean Partners, a New York and London-based investment firm, 2008-2009.
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. Mr. Angelson is qualified as a lawyer (non-practicing) in New York, England and Wales.
Mr. Angelson was graduated from Rutgers College in 1972, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and from Rutgers Law School in 1975. Mr. Angelson is a member of the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni, the highest honor that Rutgers can bestow on an alumnus. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws by the John Marshall Law School in 2006.