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J. Mark Rooney most recently worked for the Village of Carpentersville as the Village Manager, for 7 1/2 years. Carpentersville, located 32 miles northwest of Chicago, has a population of 39,000 residents, and 178 employees. Prior to that, Mark served as the Village Manger of Wheeling, a suburb located 25 miles northwest of Chicago, with a population of 36,000, and 230 employees. Mark was also the first City Administrator for the City of Highwood, population of 5,600 and 45 employees. He served as Highwood’s chief negotiator in the redevelopment of Fort Sheridan from a former military facility to a premiere residential community on the Northshore of Chicago. Mark also worked on U.S. Senator Simon’s staff. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel for the U.S. Army Reserves. He had two tours in Iraq and earned a Bronze Star with V-device for valor. Mark is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Mark is married and has three children.