As executive director since 2008, Mark aligns the TURN legal, organizing, legislative and communication staff to fight for affordable, sustainable and safe energy, broadband and phone service for all California residents, with a special focus on low-income households, communities of color, immigrants, and rural communities.
Mark was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the California State Bar, and serves on the boards of ACLU Northern California, National Whistleblower Center, and California Shakespeare Theatre.
Mark served as executive director of Center for Third World Organizing for four years, and for Direct Action for Rights & Equality for eight years. He holds a B.A. from Brown University, a Sociology Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, and his leadership has been recognized as a Kellogg National Leadership Fellow, National Science Foundation Fellow, Mother Jones Heroes for Hard Times.