Director of Communications and Public Affairs
As Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Mark is responsible for providing information to Fresno citizens through a variety of outlets, including broadcast and social media, as well as developing public awareness campaigns for City of Fresno programs and services. He works directly with the Office of the Mayor and Office of the City Manager to communicate city policy and facilitate communications between City departments. He also oversees media relations, manages the City’s website and video channels, produces both print and online publications and provides communications support for outside agencies and organizations involved with the City of Fresno.
Mark brings a wide variety of talents and experience to his position. As a public information officer for the City of Toledo, Ohio, he was instrumental in helping the city earn All-America City status in 1998 and was charged with the marketing and public affairs programming for that prestigious award. His career in broadcasting spanned almost 30 years and he is a frequent guest host on a number of talk radio stations around California, including Newstalk 580/105.9FM in Fresno.
Most recently, Mark was Communications Director for the California Republican Party and has become one of the most sought-after political voices in the nation, providing strategy and training for civic, government and political organizations. He is also a frequent guest on Fox Business Network, CNBC and the BBC.
Mark has served as a board member of the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association, the League of Sacramento Theatres, the Performing Arts Council of Toledo, and the Old Newsboys Goodfellows Association. He studied at the U.S. Air Force Academy and the University of Toledo, is married, and has two teenage children.