Mark Ziebarth

Mark ZiebarthMark Ziebarth has been teaching in the Okanagan College School of Business since 2012, leading courses in the areas of Marketing and Management, including Entrepreneurship, Marketing Research, Consumer Behaviour and Events Management & Marketing.

Mark earned his undergraduate degree from Eastern Kentucky University and his MBA from the George Washington University, in his home town of Washington, DC.

Mark has been involved in building and leading business information companies for almost 30 years.  As a business employee, manager, executive and owner, Mark brings decades of applicable experience and real-world lessons into the classroom.  He continues his involvement in the private sector as an investor in and consultant to a number of technology, marketing and hospitality entrepreneurial ventures.


COMMUNITY SERVICE & AWARDS

  • Voted 2008 Penticton Business Leader of the Year, by the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce
  • Advisory Board Member, Youneeq, Victoria, BC, 2014-
  • Faculty Advisor, Okanagan College Enactus student organization, 2013-
  • President, Central Okanagan (COSN) Federal Conservative Riding Association, 2013-2014
  • Chairman, Penticton Mayor’s Select Committee for the South Okanagan Events Centre, 2008-2014
  • Board Treasurer, South Okanagan Medical Foundation, Penticton, BC, 2006-2014
  • MLA Nomination Candidate, Penticton BC Liberal Riding, 2012
  • Co-Chair, “Free Enterprise Forum” event series, Penticton BC Liberal Riding Association, 2012-2013
  • Secretary, Penticton BC Liberal Riding Association, 2010-2012
  • Vice President, MP Albas’ Okanagan-Coquihalla Conservative Association, 2011-2014
  • Fundraising Chair, MP Stockwell Day’s Federal Re-election Campaign, 2005-2006
  • Board Secretary, Church of the Holy Child Parish Council, Summerland, BC, 2004-2012
  • Grand Knight, Knights of Columbus Council, Summerland, BC, 2004-2011
  • Member, Penticton Economic Development Advisory Council, 2009-2010
  • Member, Board of Directors, Penticton Athletic Commission, 2009-2013
  • Vice President, Board of Directors, Downtown Penticton Association, Penticton, BC, 2007-2009
  • Board Member, Specialized Information Publishers Foundation, Arlington, VA, 2006-2008
  • Board Member, Okanagan Science & Technology Council, Kelowna, BC, 2006-2008


EDUCATION

1987 The George Washington University Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Washington, D.C.

1981 Eastern Kentucky University Bachelors of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
Richmond, KY

1978 Montgomery College Associate of Arts (A.A.)
R
ockville, MD