Prior to joining Meridian, Mark served the National Council for International Visitors (NCIV) (now Global Ties U.S.) from 2005 to 2013 in successive roles as Director of Membership and Training, Vice President, Interim President and Chief Operating Officer. Mark previously worked for five and a half years for the International Visitors Council of Greater Cincinnati (IVC), first as Assistant Executive Director and then as Executive Director beginning in 2001. Before joining the IVC, Mark served as Director of Education and Programming for the World Affairs Council of Greater Cincinnati, developing programs for high school students, college faculty, and the community. He has also worked on behalf of international education with Associated Colleges of the Midwest and Earlham College. Mark holds a Master’s degree in International and Intercultural Management from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont, and a B.A. in English Literature from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. Mark serves on the Board of Directors of Friendship Force International, the PDAA – Association of Public Diplomacy Professionals, the Earlham College Alumni Council and sings with The Washington Chorus.