Mark Maggiora

Mark Maggiora

Mark Maggiora serves as a founding Board Member and Source Leader with The Performance Center since 1999—and regularly partners with TSI in supporting transformation of the public service branch of the government of Botswana.

In 1995, following 21 years experience in the USDA-Forest Service, Mark founded and serves as President of the NW Networking Group—a consulting coalition focused on mobilizing diverse resources to address community-wide issues. Mark formulated a Community By Design model based on applying the transformational leadership framework at a community scale. He specializes in bringing diverse sectors together across institutional boundaries—facilitates building lasting relationships of individuals and organizations—all with the purpose of leveraging traditional resource investments and mobilizing nontraditional resources for achieving system sustainability.

Mark has worked in multiple community settings across the Pacific NW applying the model—first in the Federal sector assisting small rural communities to define and achieve their purpose and vision in partnership with multi-sector/agency interests—then in the broader public sector at the metropolitan scale assisting with economic development and community service delivery improvements. His work has had impacts in serving community needs in the health care, transportation, education and human services arenas.

Internationally Mark has facilitated joint venture business partnerships in the People’s Republic of China—application of progressive forest management practices in the country of Taiwan; and introducing French banking interests to progressive approaches in US Banking institutions. A primary recent focus is facilitating the mobilization of Faith Based Organizations to address growing community service needs in the face of declining public sector resources.

Mark has served as a leader on a multiplicity of community service Boards and Commissions—bringing his vocational expertise to bear in advocating and supporting community transformation. It is a passion that provides satisfaction by making community service a forum for his personal growth and development. He extends that philosophy of combining service and pleasure as a 25+ year member of the National Ski Patrol. His wife Patti and 4 grown children regularly partner in world travel ventures, enjoy backpacking with their dogs and road biking, investing in home improvement, and are voracious readers.

Mark’s academic background includes undergraduate work in Ecological Sciences at the University of Oregon and graduate work at the University of Washington in Forest Management. A career shift from technical to administrative realms led to an undergraduate degree in Organization Management at Concordia University and MPA at Lewis and Clark College. Mark is working with Oxford College in the design of a doctoral program around community development which he would both facilitate and achieve academic standing.