About Me

Mark A. Weber

Mark A. Weber

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I have been a journalist since 1977 and a business manager since 2004, mostly in the southwest suburbs of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. My current gig is executive director of the 36-year-old Eden Prairie Community Foundation, a non-profit that has given more than $1.6 million back to the community in the form of grants.

I graduated from high school in Detroit Lakes, Minn., and received a bachelor’s degree in mass communications, with honors, from Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minn. I have also studied at the Institute for Executive Director Leadership at the University of St. Thomas.

An avid reader, I’ve devoured many business and self-improvement books. Here are just a few of them:

  • “Good to Great,” by Jim Collins
  • “Developing the Leader Within You,” by John C. Maxwell
  • “Leading Change,” by John P. Kotter
  • “Bounce: The Art of Turning Tough Times into Triumph,” by Keith McFarland
  • “First, Break All the Rules,” by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman
  • “Made to Stick,” by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  • “Leadership & Self-Deception,” by The Arbinger Institute
  • “You Don’t Have to Do It Alone,” by Richard H. Axelrod, Emily M. Axelrod, Julie Beedon, and Robert W. Jacobs
  • “Living Your Strengths,” by Albert L. Winseman, Donald O. Clifton, and Curt Liesveld
  • And of course the all-time classic, “How to Win Friends & Influence People,” by Dale Carnegie

On the personal side, I’ve been a recreational runner for a number of years, and participate in about a half-dozen competitive races per year — mostly 5K races and an occasional 10K (with one half-marathon under my belt).

I reside with my wife in the suburb of Eden Prairie. We have two grown sons.

You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and I have a current resume below.

Mark Weber Resume_2017 by Mark Allen Weber on Scribd

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