Mark has over 30 years of experience working with association and society leaders. This includes service as a membership and fundraising specialist for the Boy Scouts of America, National Membership and Chapter Relations Director for a major construction trade association, and Chief Executive Officer for three organizations (one national and two international).
In his role as a speaker and consultant, Mark’s clients include such groups as the National Education Association, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Medical Association, the Association of legal Administrators, the Australian Society of Association Executives, and hundreds of other organizations.
As a volunteer, Mark has been actively involved in the National Speakers Association and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), and he served for two years on the National PTA Membership Committee.
His first book, “Membership Development: 101 Ways to Get and Keep Your Members” is in its ninth printing, while his second book, “The Gift of Leadership”, has been a hit on five continents. His third book “Millennium Membership” was on the best seller list for ASAE for more than four years. His fourth book, “Retention Wars: The New Rules of Engagement” is the basis for one of Mark’s most requested membership presentations.
Mark is one of the only practicing association executive to have earned both the CAE (Certified Association Executive) and CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designations.
A graduate of the University of Maryland, Mark served on the faculty of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Organization Management for 15 years, and currently serves as Executive Vice President of the Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Institute and as President of the Montgomery Blair Alumni Association.