Leadership That Delivers Results.
Marc Loveless is an appointed Commissioner of the Cook County Commission of Social Innovation. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Chicago Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) -- the national association of enterprising nonprofits and social-purpose businesses and member of the grassroots leadership team that passed the Quality of Life Scratch-off Lottery Ticket. Founding Board member of Illinois Common CauseThis act created in Illinois a new stream of funding for HIV/AIDS. This is the first of funding stream of its kind in the country. He is the Founding Executive Director of the Coalition for Justice and Respect, an African-American Same Gender Loving Black Lesbian and Gay social justice and civil rights organization in Chicago. He is a Student of Social Enterprise at Roosevelt University. He is a recipient of the Trailblazer award from Father's Who Care and the Hope and Spirit Award from Chicago Department of Public Health. He is Chair of the B.A.R.C. community group bringing Dog Parks to the Southside of Chicago.
He is the Principal Consultant of Loveless Consulting a social marketing firm specializing in public policy, civil rights and social justice. He is the former Interim National Director of Community Services Department for the RainbowPUSH Coalition and advisor of the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. at the RainbwPUSH Coalition he was a founding member of Black Health Alert (BHA). BHA is a watchdog organization created to raise public and political awareness to advocate for social justice in Black Communities. As the BHA political director, he was apart of the passage of the African-American HIV/AIDS Response Act. He is the organizer of the Critical Caucus a coalition of Black LGBT Chicago organizations and has recently been selected as the Co-Chair of the Chicago Black LGBT Leadership Council.
He is the first openly Gay elected official in the State of Illinois has served on the Local School Councils of two schools in the City of Chicago Pulaski Community Academy and then at Sabin Magnet School.
Marc was elected the 32nd Ward Committeeman in Chicago of the Harold Washington Party in 1996. In 2004 he was elected Ward Committeeman of the 48th Ward of the Green Party. He has served as a member of the National Coordinating Committee of Greens/Green Party, USA.
Marc was the Public Policy Associate with Zonta International a worldwide service organization of businesswomen. Aa a Freelance Paralegal, he has served on the Diversity Committee of Pitney Bowes Management Services and Board member of the Illinois Paralegal Association. He is a campaign and public policy consultant and served as the Peace Advocate Coordinator of the Illinois Green Party, and as Vice President of the Board of Directors of Project: REACH a tenant’s rights organization part of Roger Park Community Action Network (RPCAN). Marc has been an invitational participant of White House Briefings with President William Jefferson Clinton and Barack Obama cabinet, which have included topics of Urban Development and Education.
Marc is also the Former Residential Care and Housing Coordinator for the Kupona Network an AIDS services organization and the first Hate Crime and Victim-Witness Coordinator and Lesbian and Gay Liaison of the Cook County State's Attorney Office.