Mark Mahoney has joined the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum as the chief of staff.
There's no greater symbol of Illinois than Abraham Lincoln, and this library and museum is a leader in sharing his legacy with the world, he said. It also plays a key role in central Illinois tourism and contributes to Springfield's economic and cultural vitality. I am very excited to be part of a such a great team that works tirelessly to share our history with tens of thousands of visitors every year from all over the world.
Mahoney most recently worked for the Illinois Department of Central Management Services, serving as the chief administrative officer from 2019-2021 and then assistant director. Prior to that, he was the director of the Office of Public Works for the city of Springfield for eight years. Mahoney also served on the Springfield City Council from 2003-2011 as the Ward 6 alderman.
He holds a bachelors degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and completed studies toward a masters degree in history from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
It has been an honor to join the team and do my part to build on the ALPLM's many successes, Mahoney said. It's an amazing place to come to work each day, partly because of the ALPLM's important mission and partly because I get to work with a dedicated team of talented people. I am learning a lot and hope my experience in state and local government will allow me to continue to contribute, too.
Mahoney resides in Springfield with his wife and four children.