He served as former-New York Governor Mario Cuomo’s Regional Director on Long Island, a time where he built strong ties to local governments, civic groups, educational institutions, organized labor, and the business community. He later served as a deputy town supervisor in the Town of Brookhaven, a municipality of 480,000 residents on Long Island, the State Labor Commissioner’s Long Island Regional Representative, and most recently at the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery, a near two-year redeployment in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
In the private sector, Mark founded and managed Grossman Strategies, an award-winning public and government relations firm whose clients included some major national and regional corporations including AT&T Wireless, Hess Corporation, The Home Depot, Pathmark Stores, and Publishers Clearinghouse.
Mark is an Adjunct Professor of Communications at Suffolk County Community College, Nassau Community College, and Hofstra University. He formerly served on the faculty at New York Institute of Technology where he developed a special course in “Media and Politics.” Mark currently presents a corporate seminar he created, “Marketing to Government: The Art and Science of Political Salesmanship,” to a national audience.
Twice elected by overwhelming margins to the South Country School District Board of Education, Mark currently is Chairman of the Long Island Works Coalition, was a founder of the Long Island STEM Hub, and serves on other non-profit boards and advisory councils. Mark was also a board member of the Mastic Beach Hebrew Center where he served as a teacher in their religious school.
Mark earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from School of Visual Arts in New York City. He then attended New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, NY as a Graduate Fellow on full scholarship, earning his Master’s Degree “With Distinction.”