Obituary | Mark Heineke

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Obituary | Mark Heineke

Mugshot of Mark Heineke

Mark Heineke, University of Nebraska Press marketing manager, 51, of Lincoln, died July 24.

Heineke was born and raised in Michigan. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts from George Washington University. He worked as a bookseller at several locations in Chicago, as well as a technical writer for companies in Maryland and Virginia.

He joined the University of Chicago Press in 2006 as promotions manager. He worked in a variety of positions, advancing to associate marketing director. From 2011 to 2013, he served as editor-in-chief at Northern Illinois University Press, then moved to the J. Paul Getting Trust as sales and marketing manager.

He served as marketing manager at the University of Nebraska Press since 2017.

“Mark was a wonderful coworker, quick with a hearty laugh and always available for advice and commiseration,” said Jane Ferreyra, director of the University of Nebraska Press. “He was a strong advocate for university presses and worked tirelessly to promote the institution of publishing.

“Mark will be missed deeply by his colleagues and the university press community.”

Heineke was a diehard fan of the Michigan Wolverines and Chicago Cubs. Through his work in Lincoln, he also started to develop a love for Husker volleyball.

Memorial services are pending. Condolences may be directed to his wife, Kelly Heineke, via the University of Nebraska Press, 1225 L St., Suite 200, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68588-0630.

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