Welcome!

Résumé here . . . news clips there . . . video samples on YouTube . . . photos scattered on Facebook and CD-ROMs.  I had to find a way to organize all the disparate and fragmented materials that constitute my body of work.

So, I created this website, with an assist from the free and open-source blogging software, WordPress, which, by the way, was founded in 2003 by a college drop-out who is now a billionaire.  I’m not kidding.  Actually, dropping out of college is kind of a trend among those in the billionaire club: Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Michael Dell, and the list goes on.  Wikipedia has even devoted a page to a List of College Dropout Billionaires.  Go figure!

Anyway, what made this project a little more complex is the smorgasbord of a career that I’ve had.  I’m not complaining; I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the ride.  In fact, as I’ve developed and tweaked this website, I’ve come to realize that while my experiences have been diverse, things haven’t been as disconnected as it may initially seem.

From studying film making at School of Visual Arts, to serving as an aide to former Governor Mario Cuomo, or helping lead the Sandy recovery effort on Long Island, the common thread has always been “communication.”  Sometimes it means taking complex ideas and distilling them down to words and visuals that can be universally understood.  Other times it involves using story-telling as an advocacy tool to persuade voters, shoppers, or public policy lawmakers.

So, have a look around.  Under Work Product you’ll find samples categorized by type.  In the News contains press clips about me, articles and TV stories I’ve appeared in, as well as editorial and opinion columns I’ve written.  Resume/CV is self-explanatory, plus you’ll find links to downloadable PDF versions of my Executive Resume and my Academic C/V.  And, you’ll find links to my social media channels on the left.

Lastly, for those of you who get annoyed by changing pronouns, hear me out because it’s intentional.  While this introductory message is written in the first-person, the rest of this website will be in the third-person.  No, I don’t have one of those portentous identity disorders where I walk around referring to myself in the third-person.  I just couldn’t stand the thought of a website filled with “I” “I” “I.”

Thank you for stopping by.

Best,

MARK