Mark is an award-winning creative director and public policy strategist with 20 years of experience as a journalist, media-relations executive, political consultant, and creative director for commercial and political media. In 2012, Mark’s work earned the firm more than 20 “Pollie Awards” from the American Association of Political Consultants for television, direct mail, and logo and sign designs. Mark has spent several years assisting labor unions such as SEIU International, SEIU 1021, SEIU 721, SEIU 521, SEIU 221, UHW, and CSEA with communication programs and elections.
Mark previously worked as the principal strategist to the San Francisco business and labor communities. Prior to co-founding BMWL & Partners, he was executive director of the Committee on Jobs, a coalition of CEOs of San Francisco’s largest corporations. He has directed hundreds of successful ballot measure campaigns and issue advocacy efforts. Mark served as Executive Director of Governor Schwarzenegger’s California Commission for Jobs and Economic Growth, which developed the state’s economic development advertising and organized the state’s five successful international trade missions.
Mark lives in the Castro District of San Francisco with his wife. He has three sons, is a prolific bass player and knows where to get the spiciest food in the Bay Area.