Mark Edingburg serves as the interim Executive Director of the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM). He brings more than three decades of experience in emergency management and fire services to this role.
Edingburg began working with the DHSEM in June 2012 as Deputy Chief of Planning and Logistics. In that role he was responsible for developing processes and procedures for the Department. He worked with each section of the agency to help ensure continuity of operations.
Before joining the DHSEM, Edingburg worked with the Chicago Fire Department (CFD) for over 30 years. Before retiring from the CFD in 2012, he served as District Chief of Personnel. He oversaw the hiring of all sworn and civilian personnel, the division budget and was a liaison to other City agencies in personnel matters.
During his tenure with the CFD, Edingburg also served as Commander of the Medical Section, Commander of the Internal Affairs Division and firefighter.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from DePaul University and completed Master’s coursework in Organizational Development and Structure from the University of Chicago. He is certified as an Incident Safety Officer by the State of Illinois. He also holds Unified Command and HazMat Tech A certifications.
Edingburg resides in Chicago with his wife.