About Mark

I have been communicating since birth but only in a professional manner for some 34 years. The earlier attempts were, I now realize, mere preparations for the big stage.

More than a few years ago, I began my career as the Director of Employee Communications for Denver-based Frontier Airlines, where an icon in our business, Larry Bishop, became a mentor of first order. Then, as a Towers Perrin consultant, working closely with such luminaries as Dick Coffin and Pat Milligan, I had the marvelous fortune to lead major change/communication/brand/merger and acquisition assignments for such organizations as ExxonMobil, BP, Total, American Express, Southwest Airlines, Kimberly-Clark, McGraw-Hill, JPMorganChase, Anheuser-Busch and EDS. For several years, I also held two senior internal positions for Towers Perrin, as the global leader of the firm’s communication consulting business and leader of the firm’s office in Houston. It was a great run, a fabulous firm and a thrilling ride.

From June 2009 to June 2010, as the Chair of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), I traveled some 110,000 miles to five continents to share conversations with business communicators about our profession, its future, its challenges, its essentials.

And, today, looking at the world from a communicator’s view, I see countless opportunities for us to continue to learn what it takes to effectively connect people, organizations and nations through effective communication. Please send any thoughts, comments or ideas to [email protected]

Thanks for joining as we explore a communicator’s view of the world.