Mark, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, began his mortgage banking career in 1971 at Second Federal Savings and Loan. In 1974 he assumed the overall responsibility for mortgage operations at West End Federal Savings and Loan.
In 1978, Mark joined Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. In 1980, he was elected Vice President of Hanna’s Western Sales Division. Three years later, as Executive Vice President, he was responsible for establishing Howard Hanna Financial Services, Inc., and today, as President, oversees all facets of the day-to-day operation of the company.
Mark heads the Howard Hanna Financial Services Group. In this capacity, he is responsible for supervising the activities of Hanna’s title insurance agency, insurance services and appraisal services. He also sits on the Executive Committee for Hanna Holdings, the parent company of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services and its affiliates.
Mark is a past President and former Director of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Western Pennsylvania. He is also a former member of the Advisory Board of the Pennsylvania Mortgage Bankers Association, the group instrumental in establishing the Pennsylvania Mortgage Bankers Association.
Mark is the past Chairman and current Executive Board Member of RESPRO, the real estate providers and settlement services council, in Washington, D.C.
He is a former Chairman and Director of the Dozen Mortgage Group and Board of Managers of the Realty Alliance Mortgage Group. Both are organizations of top independently owned and operated residential realty firms with mortgage companies.
His community activities include his former appointment as Director and Treasurer for the West Pittsburgh Partnership, a community based non-profit organization in the City of Pittsburgh, whose initiatives include community development, low income housing and neighborhood employment services. In 1993 he was nominated for President Clinton’s Volunteer Action Award. Mark currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Habitat for Humanity Support Organization and he is a former board member and Chairman of Pittsburgh’s affiliate chapter of Habitat for Humanity.