Mark is an experienced leader with a record of developing and supporting successful organizations while continuously improving quality and performance. A builder of high performance teams and a natural team leader, he excels as a mentor in dynamic, demanding environments, while remaining pragmatic and focused.
Mark retired from U.S. Customs and Border Protection after more than 28 years of rising through the ranks as a Border Patrol Agent, a member of the Border Patrol National Tactical Unit (BORTAC), Aircraft Pilot, Patrol Agent in Charge, and Director of the largest Air Branches in the Department of Homeland Security on both the northern and southern borders of the United States. Graduating from the U.S. Border Patrol Academy in 1984, Mark completed both the FEMA Incident Command Structure course and the CBP Command Leadership course in Harpers Ferry, Virginia.
Mark has over 35 years technical experience in aviation and aeronautical operations with applied knowledge of aviation operations, proven executive skills utilized in directing the efforts of other managers, as well as cross-functional teams and external cross-discipline resources. He graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1981 with a Bachelors of Science in Aeronautical Studies and is a 2004 graduate of the Aviation Management Safety Course at the University of Southern California.
Mark is a 2010 graduate of the Senior Executive Fellows program at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.