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Mark Ishaug

Chicago, IL

Mark Ishaug has dedicated his career to advocating for the rights of stigmatized and vulnerable people. As the CEO of Thresholds, Ishaug has overseen expansive growth, but also a culture shift that embraces change, innovation, transparency and yes – love. Thresholds has been recognized for eight consecutive years as a Chicago Tribune Top Workplace and a Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. Ishaug serves on the board of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, Kennedy Forum Illinois, Illinois Association for Behavioral Health and the Civic Federation of Chicago, as well as on the Membership Committee of the Economic Club of Chicago and the Leadership Fellows Association Board of Leadership Greater Chicago. Prior to Thresholds, Ishaug worked as a leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS as CEO of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. Ishaug holds a master’s degree in political science from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in government and international studies from the University of Notre Dame.