Mark WilliamsMARK WILLIAMS, CHAIRPERSON
Mark moved to Boulder in 1994. He has since married, raised two daughters and one [extra] small dog, and been fortunate enough to enjoy everything Colorado offers with all of them. Growing up in Latin America, his interests in politics began as a boy, when he witnessed the social and economic injustices endemic to the region. He graduated from The College of William and Mary and focused his studies on Political Economy – how economics and politics meet in the struggle for power. Mark has experience in both the private and public sectors, serving at VP and Director levels in the data/technology industry and in the operations and intelligence communities of the U.S. Air Force and other government agencies. His operational experience includes more than 200 combat hours in the F-15C as a veteran of Operation Desert Storm. His intelligence experience ranged from the tactical to the strategic level, including as expert advisor to the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security and as interim Operations Officer of the Pacific Air Intelligence Squadron. Mark’s 35 years in the martial arts led him to Naropa University and mindfulness/mental fitness training. He is currently CEO of VUmind and Dynamic Human Solutions (DHS), where mindfulness-based skills combine with expert coaching to provide tools for developing resilience, emotional intelligence, situational awareness and peak performance. Mark is also co-adaptor of the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway productions, The Man Himself (2006) and Conviction (2010).