Director of Development
Mark has accumulated more than thirty years of professional and volunteer experience in Jewish communal affairs; in executive leadership positions, marketing communications and development.
Before joining UConn Hillel, he served over a decade with distinction and professional skill as the executive director of Congregation Rodeph Sholom, Bridgeport, CT, where he was honored with the congregation’s highest accolade, the Shem Tov (Good Name) Award and the synagogue’s Distinguished Alumnus Award among others. Additionally, Mark serves on the Board of Governors of the North American Association of Synagogue Executives (NAASE), is a Fellow in Synagogue Administration and a certified fundraising professional through the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
Prior to his synagogue career, Mark worked for nearly twenty years in Marketing Communications for Union Carbide Corporation and was recognized with numerous Community Service Awards, Corporate Chairman’s Awards and Marketing Communications recognition. He is most proud of his work spearheading the company’s National Environmental Achievement Award entry where UCC was recognized for presenting the first eco-friendly, recyclable binder for corporate, campus and personal use.
Working with an extremely dedicated group of volunteers, professionals and students to advance the Hillel mission, Mark is confident we’ll grow UConn Hillel together financially in ways that will ensure students for years to come will have a safe space to gather and socialize, explore their Judaism and create lasting memories and friendships'
Mark lives in Trumbull, CT with his wife, Ann. Their daughter, Emily is the Associate Director of Jewish Student Life of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. She is a former assistant director of UConn Hillel and UConn graduate.