Mark Zivin is a partner in the Chicago CPA and consulting firm of Morrison & Morrison, Ltd. He has been actively involved in the Jewish community for the past 30 years beginning in the 1990s serving on the board of his synagogue, the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation in Evanston, IL. In 2002, Mark joined the board of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation (JRF), the national governing body of the Reconstructionist movement and served as its Treasurer from 2005-9. During that time, he also chaired the Capital Campaign for the first Reconstructionist summer camp, the award-winning Camp Havaya (formerly known as Camp JRF).
Mark has been involved with the leadership of J Street since its inception, serving on its Advisory Board and Finance Committee since 2008. He was integral in developing the Chicago chapter of J Street and served as the chair of its Executive Committee from 2008-2016. Mark was Midwest Regional Chair of the Finance Committee from 2014-16. In 2018, he will be the recipient of the Brit Tzedek v’Shalom award from the J Street Chicago chapter.
Mark is also active on the political side of J Street, having travelled to Israel with a J Street Congressional delegation in 2013 and on a special mission to Israel during the last Gaza War in 2014. He works diligently at maintaining relationships with Members of Congress and Senators and often leads delegations to the Hill during advocacy days.
Mark received an A.B. in Religion from Trinity College, Hartford in 1973 and an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago Booth School in 1975, where he was an Institute of Professional Accounting Fellow and a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma business school honorary society. He earned his CPA certificate in 1975. He has served on various committees of the American Institute of CPAs and the Illinois CPA Society.