Mark Rosati has more than 20 years’ experience in strategic communications leadership for higher education, healthcare and other nonprofit and public-sector organizations. His expertise includes public affairs, media relations, strategic planning and message development, executive communications, marketing communications, Web content, social media, and crisis communications.

Rosati served for 14 years as Associate Chancellor for Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago and its Hospital & Health Sciences System, which includes Illinois’s major public hospital and the nation’s largest College of Medicine.  Under his leadership, UIC’s communications and marketing program won awards of excellence from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the International Association of Business Communicators, the Publicity Club of Chicago and the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. Prior to joining UIC, he served for five years at the Illinois Institute of Technology as media relations manager and as interim Director of Public Relations in 1998.

Rosati began his communications career as a journalist. He was a supervising editor for the Associated Press in Washington, DC, and Chicago; a supervising editor at Advertising Age and Business Insurance magazines, published by Crain Communications in Chicago; assignment manager for a Chicago television station; and news director of a Rhode Island radio station. His journalism awards include two Emmys, the American Bar Association Silver Gavel, and honors from the Radio/Television News Directors Association, United Press International, and the American Trial Lawyers Association.

Rosati also is a playwright and a member of the Dramatists’ Guild and The Company Theatre Group of Hackensack, NJ. He is the author of 19 plays. His volunteer work includes past service on the Board of Directors of Connections for the Homeless in Evanston and the American Red Cross of Chicago Marketing and Communications Advisory Committee. He and his wife currently co-chair the Parents’ Council at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.