As Communications Manager, Mark works with the Communications Team to ensure that URI builds a strong global presence in the media, social media, Internet and printed materials in support of increased visibility and greater fundraising success. Mark also works with staff, Global Council and Cooperation Circles to help promote achievements; support the use of URI’s brand; help build URI’s knowledge sharing network for the exchange of best practices for local, regional and global organizing; and build network capacity for communications. Mark also works closely with the Development Team to design, create, and disseminate materials to represent URI’s work in print and via the web. Mark strategizes with the PR Coordinator, the Executive Team and other staff about the development and release of all URI written materials. He also engages in special projects, like managing the 2011-2012 Trustee Selection Process to elect the members of the URI Global Council.
Mark has worked at the URI Global Office in San Francisco since 2007. He managed the global 2007-2008 Trustee Selection Process and 3 special regional trustee selections. He developed and implemented URI's first major grant program, the Bowes Awards, and he produced the URI Global Assembly in Mayapur, West Bengal, India in 2008, as well as URI's 10th Anniversary Celebration in Amman, Jordan in 2010.