Mark Ziebarth

Mark ZiebarthBrief Introduction:

Mark 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.

Professional Credentials and Education:

  • The George Washington University, Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Washington, D.C.
  • Eastern Kentucky University, Bachelors of Business Administration (B.B.A.) Richmond, KY
  • Montgomery College Associate of Arts (A.A.) Rockville, MD

Industry Experience:

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.

​Past and Current Courses Taught:

  • BUAD 116 - Marketing
  • BUAD 123 - Management Principles 
  • BUAD 128 - Computer Applications
  • BUAD 176 - Professional Sales
  • BUAD 200 - Digital Marketing
  • BUAD 210 - Market Research
  • BUAD 266 - Advertising and Marketing Communications
  • BUAD 279 - Industrial Relations
  • BUAD 293 - Entrepreneurship
  • BUAD 297 - Retailing/Merchandising
  • BUAD 298 - Small Business Management
  • BUAD 331 - Project Management
  • BUAD 333 - Search Marketing
  • BUAD 334 - Events Management and Marketing
  • BUAD 335 - E-Commerce
  • BUAD 345 - Consumer Behaviour

Research and Community Involvement:

  • Voted 2008 Penticton Business Leader of the Year, by the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce
  • Advisory Board Member, Youneeq, Victoria, BC, 2014-present
  • Faculty Advisor, Okanagan College Enactus student organization, 2013-present
  • 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