senior executive counsel
Mark has developed a rich background in development, communications and campaigning in his 28-year career. His experience has spanned a wide range of not-for-profit organizations, both in staff leadership positions and as a consultant at several organizations, including the University of Connecticut Foundation, Franklin Pierce University and the University of New Haven. In addition, he served as the Executive Director of the Fitchburg State University Foundation. In each of these positions, Mark was actively involved with the planning, execution, and completion of several multi-million-dollar capital campaigns. Moreover, Mark played significant roles on campaign teams for The Cleveland Zoological Society, the Saint Louis Zoo and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, providing case development and writing services, communications, planning and strategy consultation.
Since joining GSI, Mark has been engaged with a variety of hospitals, healthcare, senior and human services organizations. A sampling of these clients includes Nathan Littauer and Hospital and Nursing Home, Gloversville, NY; Northeast Health Foundation, Albany, NY; The Glen at Hiland Meadows, Queensbury, NY; and the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) in Bozeman, MT.
Along with his campaign and major gift experience, Mark has published articles and columns in The Chronicle of Higher Education, The New York Times Magazine, Inside Higher Ed and Adjunct Advocate. He also authored a book titled A Peculiar Calling: Confessions of a College Fundraiser.
Mark holds a B.A. in American history from the University of Pennsylvania and an Ed.M. and Ed.D. from Harvard University. He also currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at Bay Path University, teaching Higher Education, Philanthropy, Marketing and Communications, and Grant Writing.
Mark, his wife, Kristen, and their three children, Julia, Sara, and Adam, live in Williamsburg, VA.