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DEVIN D. MARKS

Advisor Greater Boston Area, US

Co-Founder, Leadership Loop (Nat' Assoc' of Community Leadership Prog' Alumni). Previously: corp' events and marketing design firm founder.

Co-Founder, Leadership Loop (Nat' Assoc' of Community Leadership Prog' Alumni). Previously: corp' events and marketing design firm founder.

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Leadership Loop (National Association of Community Leadership Program Alumni)
Reclaiming Our Heritage (Florida Heritage-Focused Nonprofit)

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JesusHacks.com
Leadership Loop (National Association of Community Leadership Program Alumni)
Reclaiming Our Heritage (Florida Heritage-Focused Nonprofit)

Positions

Principal myTEDtalk.com (Speaker Prep + Story Craft) December 2014 - present
Event Director (volunteer) 425 Years: Celebrating Founding Mother Anne Hutchinson (nonprofit) January 2016 - present
Board Member, Co-Founder Leadership Loop (National Association of Community Leadership Program Alumni) 2012 - present
Principal Millwheel Creative (Conference Design, Event Production, Specialty Project Consults) 2010 - present
Graduate Student, Master of Arts (pending) Asbury Theological Seminary March 2012 - present
Founder, Executive Director, Board Member, Trustee Reclaiming Our Heritage (Florida Heritage-Focused Nonprofit) 2005 - 2012
Partner Cre8ive (Marketing Communications & Events Firm) 2001 - 2006
HQ Employee Communications MCI Telecommunications 1999 - 2002

Education

Asbury Theological Seminary Leadership Theory (degree pending) 2012 - 2014
Leadership Tampa Bay 2007 Community Leadership Program 2007 - present
Syracuse University - Newhouse School of Public Communications Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Advisory boards
  • • Social Media Membership Platform Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Events

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Founder myTEDtalk.com (speaker prep + story craft).

Co-Founded Leadership Loop (The National Association of Community Leadership Program Alumni).

Co-Founded the historic building-renewal conference and exposition, RENEW TAMPA: Making Preservation Greener! The 3-day conference (2008, 2010) explores the intersection of architectural heritage, green technology, and building restoration.

Co-Founded the Derby Doo Dah, South Tampa's premier Kentucky Derby party.

Co-Founded monthly fundraiser, Good Cigar, Bad Woman, a social gathering in Ybor City--the cradle town of America's historic cigar industry. (George Burns famously answered the question "Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman—or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.")

Co-Founded the FLORIDA HERITAGE CELEBRAT!ON, a ten-day, 50+ events festival heralding Tampa Bay's boomtown years (circa 1875-1925). With a bevy of events from Cracker Cattle Camps at Tampa Theatre to panel discussions, to flapper dances...it was the largest event (drawing 10s of thousands) in Florida Heritage Month's annual calendar, 2006, 2007, 2008.

Founded Reclaiming Our Heritage, a Florida history campaign to locate, preserve, and celebrate every surviving article from the Tampa Daily Times newspaper--Southern FL's first daily.

Founded FLY BUDDIES, an air travel-based mentoring program (akin to Big Brothers, Big Sisters) for kids who fly alone as unescorted minors.

Founded company, Airline Angles and wrote book by same title: Airline Angles: Your Window Seat to Insider Air Travel.

Founded Cre8tive Ventures, an events and marketing-communications firm, based in Washington, DC.

Founded RALLY, a multi-campus collegiate group to lower the drinking age (Realistic Alcohol Laws for Legal Youth) and headed to K Street with a lobbying firm.

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Scott Mendenhall, MBA
They're my advisor  •  Director of Operations, Planet Orange. Previously District Manager - Operations, Universal Hospital Services.
He has a passion and an unbridled enthusiasm for helping people get where they want to be. He has a unique ability to think big picture, bu ... t to drive grassroots to garner support very early on. He is great at storytelling and determining what past experiences you have that help you believe you are in the right place at the right time.
Frank Wells
We worked together  •  Founder, Venture House and Chief Executive, World Power & Water. University of South Florida grad.
Excellent marketing and presentation insights, brilliant networker, fantastic energy!
John Doyle
We worked together  •  Partner, Doyle McDonald. Previously Managing Consultant, The Retirement Security Coalition. Arizona State grad.
Devin's brilliance is matched only by his creativity and his bull-headed determination.
Neal Samudre
We worked together  •  Entrepreneur/Creator, Start Creating Stuff and Housing Coordinator, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Devin has helped several notable speakers develop their main ideas and take the stage with them. Many, such as me, are in his debt. Entrepre ... neurs or aspring speakers need Devin as an advisor if they every want their ideas to spread.