Mark Kern

President/CEO

Mark has more than 20 years experience in strategic marketing, advertising and media planning. Working at all levels of media, he honed his skills beginning in 1992 with radio management, television, print, Internet, multi-media marketing campaigns and media placement.

Mark's experience includes serving as Market Director of Sales at Cumulus Broadcasting, Advertising Sales Manager for Sunflower Broadband and The World Company, as well as being the Vice President at FryeAllen Advertising Agency.

Throughout his career, Mark has worked with national, regional and local clients. His experience has provided him the insight to create a plan that addresses the clients' marketing needs externally for the consumer, and internally with staff and shareholders to achieve the company's goals.

Mark's experience in corporate and local business ownership, motivated him to start his own company in 2006, and later expanding it with his partners in 2008. As a Kansas native and graduate of Kansas State University, Mark has found in Lawrence a great place to live, work, play, and successfully start and grow businesses and family.

Mark has received recognitions professionally and is active on various boards and organizations including:

Board of Directors, Lawrence Chamber of Commerce • Leadership Lawrence, Class of 2012 • Prairie Band Casino and Resort, Board of Directors • John F. McGivern 20/30 Fundraiser of the Year Award 2006 recipient • 2006 Leadership Greater Topeka Class • Topeka Active 20/30 Association Board Member • Stephen R. Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Program 2004 graduate • 2004 Small Cable System of the Year Award, Member of Executive Team

BEYOND WORK:

Activities: I have coached my oldest daughter, Emilee’s, softball team “The Amps,” my middle daughter’s softball team, “The Raiders” and my son’s baseball and basketball teams “The Rebels” and “The Bulldogs” respectively. My family attends Morningstar Church and belongs to the Lawrence Country Club.

Words to live by: "Live life like there’s no tomorrow."

Fun fact: I really enjoy coaching and helping people grow professionally and successfully.