Mark Weinheimer has operated his DC-based consulting practice, Weinheimer & Associates, for over 25 years. The firm has worked with a variety of philanthropic, corporate, nonprofit and public entities on community development issues across the country. That work has involved managing a national funding program for a foundation, assisting local and state governments in the use of public funds, creating public-private partnerships to assist local community development organizations in a half dozen cities across the Midwest, and evaluating large technical assistance programs funded by HUD. He helped guide a large national public-private funder collaborative that, over some 15 years, invested $300-million in the community development field. Prior to starting his consulting practice, Weinheimer worked at HUD, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and several other public and private organizations.