Mark Mason, Administrator
Mark Mason, Rich Township Interim Administrator, has worked at the Township since September 8, 2002 in the positions of Workfare Manager, General Assistance Case Manager, Assistant Director of General Assistance, Director of General Assistance and Assistant Township Administrator.
Mark serves as the day-to-day manager of township operations. Under the guidance of the Supervisor, he serves as “Chief of Staff” and is the contact person for Township business that is transacted on a daily basis. Mark works with the Supervisor and the Finance Director in budget preparation, audit administration, ensuring that Township Finances are above reproach. He also delivers a monthly status report at Township board meetings.
Prior to joining Rich Township, Mark spent more than 20 years establishing himself in the field of sales, working for various companies including Del Monte, WD40, Carter Wallace and other food, drug and industrial companies. He began his sales career as a Manufacturer’s Representative and was later promoted to a Regional Manager, responsible for nine states and supervising a staff of more than 80 employees.
Mark has worked in the community as a Junior High basketball coach at both Huth Junior High School and the Olympia Fields Park District. He is also a former member of the Park Forest Kiwanis Club.
Mark is a firm believer in life-long learning. He holds a B.S.in Business Administration with a concentration in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship, from Devry University, a Master Degree in Human Resource Management (MHRM) and an M.B.A. from Keller Graduate School of Management. As an adult learner himself, he can attest to the fact that advanced degrees are attainable. Mark recognizes both the challenges and advantages of continuing education and supports and encourages all young people, particularly minorities, in their pursuit of higher learning.
Mark is committed to serving the residents of Rich Township and welcomes the opportunity to continue providing programs and services that will support and assist the community. I STILL REMAIN YOUR PUBLIC SERVANT.