Mark Angelson ’75 – who has developed successful legal practices, helped transform the printing industry, and facilitated job creation in Chicago – will be inducted into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni on May 4, 2013. He is one of five Rutgers University graduates to be recognized this year for exceptional achievements in professional and civic life.
A graduate of Rutgers College as well as Rutgers School of Law–Newark, Angelson joined NewPage Corporation as chairman in December 2012. The Ohio-based company is the leading North American manufacturer of printing and specialty papers. Until September 2012 he served as Deputy Mayor of the City of Chicago and chairman of the Mayor’s Economic, Budgetary and Business Development Council. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has credited Angelson with helping to create tens of thousands of jobs for Chicagoans, streamlining the City budget, and launching the largest municipal employees’ Wellness Program in the country.
Angelson began his law career in 1975 at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. He practiced with Sidley Austin LLP from 1982 through 1995, serving as co-chair of international operations and resident managing partner of the firm’s offices in Singapore, New York, and London. In each of those cities he led the development of successful practices. From 1996-2010 Angelson was chairman and/or CEO of a variety of public companies, including RR Donnelley, Moore Corporation, Moore Wallace and WorldColor Press. His work and that of his colleagues in the printing industry resulted in the formation of the two largest publicly-owned printing companies in the world.
Angelson is a trustee and treasurer of the Institute of International Education (IIE) and chairman of IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund and the fund’s Scholar Selection Committee. Founded in 1919, IIE is a world leader in the rescue of persecuted scholars. He is also a trustee of Northwestern University, a member of Northwestern’s investment committee, and a teacher of mergers and acquisitions at the university’s JW Kellogg School of Management. Angelson is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Economic Club of New York, the Chicago Club, and of the Pilgrims, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce.