Mark Ishaug assumed the role of President and CEO of AIDS United on February 1, 2011. Ishaug came to AIDS United after serving 13 years as President and CEO of AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC), where he established it as the Midwest’s largest HIV/AIDS service organization and Illinois’ leading advocate for people with AIDS and the agencies that serve them.
Ishaug joined AFC in 1991 as a policy analyst and worked as policy director and associate director before being appointed President/CEO in August 1998. Under his leadership, Ishaug developed innovative initiatives to promote awareness of and raise funds for HIV/AIDS, including Center for Housing and Health and the TEAM TO END AIDS endurance training program.
Ishaug received an M.A. in political science from Northwestern University and a B.A. in government and international studies from the University of Notre Dame.