Contact me for: The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to foster and enhance the economic interests and quality of life of the Coral Gables community, and whose goal is to expand the economy of the area. The Chamber hosts a variety of events each month, creating an opportunity for business leaders to connect and strengthen relationships. Additionally, with approximately 20 committees and subcommittees, the Chamber offers an array of involvement opportunities. Whether your interests address independent business development, travel & tourism, the 20/30 group, advocacy or international affairs, a business leader can find a niche at the Chamber.
The Chamber serves as the voice for local businesses. It also has strong international roots as approximately 200 multinational companies, as well as 20 consular corps and trade offices, are based in Coral Gables. With the support of members, city officials, local organizations, and residents, the Chamber strives to strengthen the types of services available to the community, such as world-class shopping, renowned restaurants, extraordinary entertainment and tremendous business advantages.
Mark Trowbridge currently serves as the President and CEO of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. He is the chief executive responsible for the day-to-day success of the nearly 1500 member organization, working with volunteer leaders engaged in the Chamber’s long-term business development strategies and community initiatives. Mark also serves on the boards of the Beacon Council, University of Miami’s Citizen Board, Actors’ Playhouse and the Coral Gables Community Foundation.
Prior to joining the Chamber, Mark was Deputy Executive Director for Business Development for the Miami Parking Authority. His duties included the overall management and administration of all capital projects for the Authority, directing the customer service and procurement departments, oversight of the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, as well as managing the marketing, PR and community relations activities for the Agency. Under his watch, the Authority engaged in an aggressive period of growth, with more than $30 million in capital projects in the planning, development and construction phases. Mark also helped guide the formulation of the strategic plan for the Authority during his tenure.
Previous to the Miami Parking Authority, Mark served as Director of Development and Training for Switchboard of Miami, Inc., a non-profit leader and beacon for social services in our community. This community agency provides 24-7-365 crisis counseling, information and referral services. As Director of Development, Mark managed all aspects of the agency’s fundraising, public relations and marketing, as well as directed the training efforts of the organization. He also produced all fundraising events, the annual donor program, in-house staff development and served as a liaison to the Board regarding fundraising.
Mark also has provided consulting services regarding Volunteer Management and Leadership Development. He has worked with such organizations as the Orange Bowl Committee, the Sony Ericsson Open, Mayors’ Summit of the Americas, and International Pow Wow. Mark also previously served as an adjunct professor at Barry University and St. Thomas University.
Mark received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Florida. While serving as an administrator at the University of Miami, he was named Administrator of the Year by the University of Miami Panhellenic Council, Student Government and the Graduate School. He has also been elected to both Florida Blue Key and Iron Arrow, the highest honors attainable at both the University of Florida and the University of Miami.
His community involvement includes serving as President of the national Board for the University of Florida Alumni Association, and is a Past-President of the award-winning Gator Club® of Miami. He is also on the Board of Governor’s of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, having served as Program Chairman of Leadership Miami, where he has been honored with the Bill Colson Leadership Award. Mark serves as Chair of the Architectural Review Board of the City of Miami Springs and is a member of the Miami-Dade County Park and Recreation Citizens’ Advisory Board and a director on the New World School of the Arts Foundation.
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