|Mark has an extensive, award-winning background in journalism, media relations, digital communication, crisis management and public affairs. At H+K, he has supported multiple clients, from Silicon Valley startups to Fortune 500 companies, from government agencies and policy advocates to C-suite media prep and outreach.
Before H+K, he served as deputy managing editor of The Dallas Morning News, supervising its core departments — the Metro, Texas and Southwest, National, International and Political desks. He led its front-line news operations for Hurricane Katrina and the Iraq War, coverage that won two Pulitzer Prizes.
He guided The News’ legislative, congressional and presidential coverage, including the Bush, Clinton, Bush and Obama elections. He directed its domestic and foreign bureaus, including Austin, Washington, Mexico City and London, and produced joint investigative projects with public radio and TV stations, network affiliates and Spanish-language media partners.
In Dallas, he helped oversee and edit special-event reporting for a Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, Kentucky Derby, Stanley Cup, Final Four and the first College Football Playoff. As a reporter, he won numerous awards, including those from The Associated Press, the State Bar of Texas and the Inter American Press Association for foreign reporting.
He attended McGill University in Montreal, graduated from Southern Illinois University and later taught at the Maynard Institute for Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley.