The following are organizations that have been and are important to Mark:
From 1984 until mid-2012, Forward Wisconsin, Inc. was the state of Wisconsin’s official nonprofit marketing entity. However, policy changes caused Forward Wisconsin, Inc. to be dissolved. At the urging of local economic development groups in order to continue providing the data needed by economic developers, the Wisconsin Economic Development Institute, Inc. (WEDI) agreed to maintain the data portions of Forward Wisconsin’s website. Mark was the chairman of the board of directors as well as the treasurer.
The Wisconsin Technology Council is the science and technology advisor to the governor and the legislature. Launched in 2001, the Tech Council was created by a bipartisan act of the governor and the legislature. It is an independent, non-profit and non-partisan board with members from tech companies, venture capital firms, all levels of education, research institutions, government, and law. Mark sits on the board of directors and the executive committee.
Mark was very involved with the Badger Basketball Boosters during the late 1990s and early 2000s, sitting on the board of directors and serving as president.