Mark’s current focus is on Board and Governance Leadership. In 2018, Mark received the DCEO Financial Services Executive Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance. He has also earned the NACD Board Leadership Fellow designation. From January 2017 to September 2019, Mark served on the Board and as Audit Committee Chairman for Daseke, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSKE). At the end of 2017, Mark completed a 46 year career in public accounting with over 38 years at Ernst & Young (EY) where he served as an Audit Partner, as Partner in Charge of Human Resources and Partner in Charge of the Strategic Growth Markets practice in North Texas. After retirement from EY, Mark served 8 years as a partner at Whitley Penn, a Texas regional accounting firm.
Mark has served on over 30 nonprofit boards in Dallas, including Chairman of the City of Dallas Economic Development Advisory Board and the City of Dallas State Thomas Tax Increment Financing District Board, and Vice Chairman of the Dallas Regional Chamber Board, the North Texas Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization Board, and the Greater Dallas Planning Council Board.