Mark Utterback is a partner at EMD Consulting Group, a team of real-world consultants and changemakers for nonprofit organizations. EMD uses its partners’ and consultants' expertise in strategy, leadership development and fundraising to help nonprofits build organizational strength and resilience.

Prior to joining EMD, Mark has been a nonprofit executive for more than 25 years, including as President & CEO of Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri and Executive Director of Food Outreach, St. Louis’ HIV nutrition program.

He has served on a number of boards, including the St. Louis Art Museum and the Missouri Historical Society boards of trustees. He served as Board Co-Chair for PROMO, Missouri’s LGBTQ advocacy organization. He is alum of Leadership St. Louis.

Mark holds a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from DePauw University.

And…Mark runs away from home every chance he gets. He’s made it to 55 countries and six continents. And still…he returns to the Midwest every time.