Mark Naman Joins Development as Director, Interest Groups

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Naman as the new Director, Interest Groups effective December 3rd.  Mark will report to me and have responsibility for all Interest Group activities within Annual Giving Programs (AGP) including: Parents Programs, Student Philanthropy, Young Alumni, Reunion Giving, and Matching Gifts.  Accordingly, the following AGP team members will report directly to Mark: Barbara Kelly, Aaron Wall, Chris Harrington, Lauren Dunbar, Matthew Antongiovanni and Teresa O’Connor.

Mark graduated from Notre Dame in 1996 with a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration.  He joined Ernst & Young following graduation and led key projects on website development, customer loyalty and rewards programs, and project scheduling and management operations.

Mark spent the majority of his career as a key early employee and a member of the senior leadership team at the Gerson Lehrman Group, supporting hedge funds and other investment groups with networks of leading experts to provide insights to create better, more informed outcomes.  Mark served in the roles of Chief Technical Officer; Vice President, Technology, Media & Telecommunications Research Management; Senior Vice President, Global Head of Multi-Sector Research Management; and Senior Vice President, Research Operations, Product Management & Innovation.

Mark has significant experience and skills in the areas of information technology, organizational development, customer relationship management and consulting.  He has a particular expertise in building high performing teams that apply web, social media and IT technology to improve connectivity and relationships with key constituencies.  Mark is a proven leader who will have an immediate impact in support of the team leading the strategic Interest Group effort at Notre Dame.

Mark and his wife Maryse have five children Mia (9), Madison (7), Mason (6), Matteo (4), and Michael (8 weeks).   They will be joining Notre Dame from New Jersey.  Please welcome Mark to the AGP team as he takes on this important role for the University.

In Notre Dame,

Brian Couch, Sr. Director, Annual Giving Programs

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