I pursued an MLA because I wanted to satisfy my interest in asking tough questions in a structured yet flexible, and rigorous learning environment. The program more than met expectations. It taught me to ask better questions, dig deeper for answers, challenged me to consider perspectives outside my expertise, and connected me to a community of talented and curious individuals.

Sarah Hope Marshall

Sarah Hope Marshall

Founder and Principal, Profound Hope Industries
Community Development & Social Impact Consulting, Chicago

Sarah is an accomplished speaker and experienced executive. She is a former credit union CEO and has spent almost two decades in various forms of community development work.

Sarah holds an MBA from North Park University, with a self-designed concentration in community development. Her professional resume includes work in financial services, technology, faith-based organizations, community organizing and social enterprise.

Sarah sits on the Illinois State Comptroller’s BankOn Advisory Committee and on the Board of Directors for Chicago Artist’s Guide. She founded Profound Hope Industries, a social impact consulting agency to help socially focused organizations build or improve their business models for increased profitability and greater community impact.

Her clients include credit unions, small businesses, non-profits, and CDFIs. In 2021, she also founded Prosperous PKU, an online business dedicated to helping individuals understand the impact of their own stories in order to lead authentically and advocate for social change.

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