Mark served most recently as Chief Advancement Officer for the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas, Austin. Dell Med was founded in 2014 and is distinctive as the first medical school created in nearly half a century at a tier-one research university. Mark started from scratch a comprehensive philanthropy program and coordinated a range of advancement, outreach and creative partnership activities for Dell Med.
Prior to Austin, Mark was President of the California Pacific Medical Center Foundation in San Francisco and Regional Vice President for Philanthropy of Sutter Health West Bay from 2009-2014.
Mark has worked in and around higher education and health sciences institutions for more than 35 years. He is noted for leading large campaigns, transformational gifts, staff development and performance, cultural change expertise, executive coaching and integration of advancement with an institution’s strategic plan. His chief development officer roles included: Houston Methodist Hospital, Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago (now Lurie Children’s), Rice University and University of Houston.
Mark also is an experienced consultant. His earlier practice included top research universities and academic medical centers. In addition to philanthropy, his executive background includes marketing, public relations/media, crisis communications, community relations, business development and complex strategy.