Director of Development
As a member of the Administrative Leadership Team Mark is responsible for developing, implementing and leading fundraising efforts at St. Louis College Prep including cultivating and managing individual and institutional donors, managing private and federal grants, planning and managing fundraising and brand building events. Under his leadership, the Development Department handles the marketing and communication efforts impacting all aspects of the organization including educational programming, fundraising, recruiting, and community awareness. His department is also responsible for the recruitment and enrollment of all new scholars to St. Louis College Prep.
Prior to joining St. Louis College Prep, Mark was an associate with Greenway Family Office, coordinating daily with high net worth executives, business owners and trust beneficiaries regarding their financial planning, estate planning, benefits planning and succession planning needs. He began his career as a Senior Client Relations Specialist with Edward Jones providing a high level of expertise and service as a primary point of contact to existing, former, and potential clients as well as vendors and other financial institutions as a licensed financial advisor for the firm.
Mark received his degree in Finance from Lindenwood University, graduating summa cum laude. He was an All-American pole-vaulter and the director of Pole Vault Explosion, an invitational street vault program, which attracted Olympic competitors held during Fair St. Louis. Mark and his wife, Jayne, are very involved in maintaining healthy lifestyles and are leaders within their church, participating in its outreach initiatives.