2017 - present

  Commonwealth of Massachusetts

  State Representative, 9th Essex District


  Served five terms as one of 160 elected full-time members of the House of Representatives

  • Vice Chair of Veterans & Federal Affairs Committee, Secretary of Revenue Committee, Key Member of Ways & Means, Post Audit & Oversight, State Administration & Regulatory Oversight, and Bonding, Capital Expenditures & State Assets Committees, specializing in oversight, budgeting, finance, and federal/state intersection
  • Successfully allocated millions to public beautification and improvement in Environmental Bond
  • Worked closely with environmental advocates to sponsor and pass conservation bills
  • Authored and passed major amendment on bulk purchasing of prescription drugs to lower costs
  • Represented Massachusetts at Streamlined Sales Tax and Use Agreement Governing Board interstate compact, simplifying sales taxes for consumers while increasing state revenues
  • Founder and Chair of Legislative Library Caucus, building a statewide coalition of librarians and library advocates to bring unprecedented attention, appreciation, and budgeting to libraries
  • Chaired Task Force on Performing Arts, which created a dialogue between non-profit arts organizations and legislators and issued arts recommendations, many of which became law
  • ​Member of National Caucus of Environmental Legislators, Council of State Governments (CSG)

2011

  Scenic America

  President


  CEO of a national conservation nonprofit that preserves and enhances the visual character of our country

  • Authored and shepherded pro-environment, pro-scenic beauty legislation through Congress and signed into law by the president, a first in our 41-year history
  • More than tripled the budget of the organization from $330,000 to $1.1 million in three years
  • Redefined and rebuilt our relationship with our various state and local association members by listening, candidly and transparently communicating, and designing win-win solutions
  • Created an optional innovative revenue sharing program between the organization and its state and local association members
  • Adapted an education program to the 21st Century to instill scenic conservation values in our youth, reaching 62 schools in our first year compared to 40 schools in the prior 15 years combined
  • Successfully organized four national meetings, called the organization's "best in our history by far"

2012 - 2016

Boston College, B.A.

Majors: Communication and Political Science

  • Flemming Fellowship from Center for Policy Alternatives (only 30 legislators nationwide)
  • Toll Fellowship from Council of State Governments (only 35 legislators nationwide)
  • Represented U.S. as one of six delegates to Australia, American Council of Young Political Leaders
  • Legislator of the Year, SEIU Local 509
  • Library Advocate of the Year, Massachusetts Library Association

  U.S. Senator John Kerry

  Policy Advisor


  Served as part of staff reporting directly to Chief of Staff

  • Produced high level confidential strategic advice to Senator and Chief of Staff in areas of legislative affairs, press, organization, and policy
  • Independent appointee providing advice, problem solving capability and impartial evaluations

Community and Volunteer Service

Awards and Honors

Relevant Certifications and Memberships

  Mark Falzone Consulting

  Principal


  • Founded IT consulting firm that designed, installed, maintained, problem solved, and repaired complex IT networks including customer service help desk support; very high client growth rate
  • Massachusetts Board of Education certified trainer; taught network engineering, desktop support
  • Certifications include MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Master, CompTIA A+, Network+ & CTT+

GreenLight Strategies, LLC

Consultant


Consultant providing strategic communication, public affairs, and government relations services leading to successful public campaigns and government action protecting open space

Employment

2007

My Resume

2001 - 2011

2007 - 2010

  National Conference of State Legislatures

  Executive Committee


  • Elected by peers nationwide as one of only 30 legislators to Executive Committee of NCSL and member of the Budget, Finance and Rules Subcommittee, lobbying Congress on key NCSL issues
  • Vice Chair of NCSL Task Force on State and Local Taxation of Telecommunications and Electronic Commerce, focusing on issues such as broadband access and E911 funding
  • Vice Chair of NCSL Budgets & Revenue Standing Committee and NCSL Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce Standing Committee, developing many workshops relating to finance and communications
  • Certified Association Executive (CAE), American Society of Association Executives (member)

  • ​Institute for Organization Management (IOM) graduate, U.S. Chamber Foundation

  • Cert. of Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership and Management, Michigan State University and Society for Nonprofits (member)

  • Certified Manager (CM), Institute of Certified Professional Managers

2016 - 2017

1997

  Emmanuel College, Salem State College, North Shore Community College

  Adjunct Instructor


  • Taught Public Administration, State and Local Government, Western Civilization I, Introduction to Political Science
  • Wrote syllabus and curriculum, received high supervisor & student evaluations in each course

Education

2001 - 2011

Mark Falzone

Non-profit executive, recovering politician

  Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, M.P.A.

  Concentrations: Macroeconomics, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Financial Markets and Analysis


  • Received prestigious Jerome L. Rappaport Sr./Boston Urban Fellowship

2001 - 2011

  • President, Park at Addison Metro Homeowners Association

  • Past President basketball booster club and past Vice President of the football booster club at Boston College, setting records for donations and membership

  • Founder of 501(c)(3) that raised thousands in scholarships for students

  National Immigration Forum

  Deputy Director


  Served as the #2 executive, responsible bulk of management of both the 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4)

  • Led sustainable growth from $2.3 million to $6.0 million budget in four years
  • Led strategic planning process and wrote plan for growth to a $7.5 million organization by 2018
  • Designed legislative campaign which led to Senate passage of 2013 immigration reform bill
  • Chief of talent recruitment (including diversity) and retention, solving excessive turnover problem
  • Turned around a key program from stagnation to thriving, best-funded initiative of entire organization by changing program design and setting specific, measurable, attainable, timely goals
  • Led rebranding effort which led to changing and integration of all logos, renaming of a key program, and building a new website
  • Oversaw Board of Directors recruitment, staffing, organization of quarterly meetings
  • Chaired the Technology Working Group, closely following and adapting to technology trends
  • Designed, developed, and implemented mission-critical, groundbreaking project which led to breakthrough of 31% increase in naturalization rates, while decreasing costs by 90%