First elected to the Board in April of 2011, Mark is a lifelong resident of Milwaukee who graduated from Washington High School. Mark and his wife, Charlotte, are the proud parents of four adult daughters and the proud grandparents of seven grandsons and one granddaughter. All of his school-age grandchildren attend MPS schools.
Mark became a Firefighter in 1980 and retired after a stellar career in 2008. He held multiple positions, from Firefighter up to Assistant Chief. As the Assistant Chief, he provided leadership to the 1,100 members of the Milwaukee Fire Department. Mark managed an annual budget of $92 million and was responsible for supervising six bureaus — Administration, Communications, Training, Emergency Medical Services/Special Operations, Equipment Repair/Maintenance, and Firefighting.
Mark has continued being an active member of the community. He has worked with the Helen Bader Foundation’s Homework First Program at Phillis Wheatley School. He has tutored MPS high-school students in reading comprehension. He has sat on the advisory committees of the Blood Center of Southeast Wisconsin’s Community Blood Donation Drive Campaign and of Make A Difference of Milwaukee and currently sits on the advisory committee of the Cardinal Stritch College of Education. He has worked with Marquette University’s Mediation Program. He is also a Trustee of the Milwaukee Public Library.
Mark is committed to the education of the students of MPS. With the help of parents, teachers, students, and the Milwaukee community, he feels we can make it happen.