Mark most recently served as Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), and prior to that had a long and successful history in the banking industry with almost four decades at M&I Marshall & Ilsley Bank and BMO Harris Bank. He retired in 2010 as M&I’s executive vice president and chief credit officer before signing on to serve as senior adviser to BMO Harris in 2011. Mark was appointed to his position at WEDC by Governor Scott Walker in September 2015 and served until September 2019.
Mark also contributes his time and talents to numerous boards in the Milwaukee Area. He is currently Chair of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Finance Council, and a Director of both M2 Lease Funds and Cristo Rey Jesuit Milwaukee High School. Additionally, he serves on the Seton Catholic Schools Finance Committee. Past civic and board affiliations include the Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority, Children’s Wisconsin, Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, Marquette University High School, and Mount Mary University.
A Green Bay native, Mark received his BBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame, and his MBA from Marquette University. Mark and his wife, Janet, live in Wauwatosa and have three grown children.