With a warm heart and a big smile, we welcome Mark Trowbridge, President and CEO of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, to our Newsies™!
Mark Trowbridge serves as the President and CEO of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, a position he has held since 2006. He is the longest-tenured Chamber president in Miami.
Mark serves as the chief executive responsible for the day-to- day success of the 1600- member organization, working with volunteer leaders engaged in the Chamber’s long-term economic development strategies and community initiatives. The Chamber is a leading voice for business in the community and advocates for its membership.
Prior to joining the Chamber, Mark was Deputy Executive Director for Business Development for the Miami Parking Authority. 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, as well as oversaw the management of the Olympia Theatre.
Mark has provided consulting services regarding Volunteer Management and Leadership Development. He has worked with such organizations as the Orange Bowl Committee, the Miami Open, Mayors’ Summit of the Americas, International Pow Wow, and OpSail Miami. Mark also previously served as an adjunct professor at Barry University and St. Thomas University, teaching in the Sports Management Master’s Program.
Mark received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Florida. 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, recognizing outstanding leadership and service.
His community involvement includes having served as President of the National Board for the University of Florida Alumni Association, and Mark is a Past-President of the award-winning Gator Club® of Miami. Mark currently serves on the Boards of Seraphic Fire, The Miami-Dade Children’s Trust, the Miami-Dade Beacon Council and Actors’ Playhouse.
Mark lives in Miami Springs with his faithful canine companion Sir Winston Churchill Trowbridge.
With an exciting portfolio like that, we didn’t even need the questions but, we thought it would be great to show you his fun side!