Mark is CLA’s Quality Leader for Outsourcing. Mark has been providing leadership in the areas of finance, risk management, strategic planning, and process improvement to organizations for more than 30 years. He has held key financial leadership positions within a number industries, including Healthcare with Mayo Clinic; Financial Services with Fortis Financial Group and Hartford Financial; Audit and Consulting with Deloitte: and Higher Education with the University of Wisconsin System and Southern Wesleyan University. As a Scrum Master and a certified Crucial Conversations instructor, he is passionate about increasing collaboration with internal and external stakeholders; risk identification and mitigation; improving communication at all levels of an organization; and eliminating barriers to success while focusing on process improvement and quality. Mark has also spent the past decade assisting colleges and universities in their accreditation efforts and internal control environments as a financial examiner with the HLC (Higher Learning Commission) and most recently with the SACSCOC (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges).
B.S. Business Administration - Drake University, Des Moines, IA
Master's in Business Administration - University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium
Certified Public Accountant - Iowa
In the community
Mark is active with a number of personal and charitable endeavors, including his local church and also as a board member of Mary Sunshine House, a comprehensive independent living program for adults with autism spectrum disorders, started with seed money from the late Doris Buffett, Warren Buffet's sister.