2013 was certainly a great year for the Northeast Region Order of the Arrow team, and I am incredibly proud of all that we were able to accomplish. When I received a text last year on December 28th to tell me that Tyler Allen was elected as the 2013 Region Chief I knew that in addition to being a very busy year, it would be a fun one, and, it surely has been!
It's hard to believe that we are cruising towards conclave season already. It seems like it was only yesterday when our Section Officers got together for the Gathering of Leaders to plan out the year, learn more about their roles, and discuss how to make their conclaves great. We have had a really great group of officers and it has been a real treat to sit back and watch them grow as leaders.
Mark is an Eagle Scout, and has received the Vigil Honor and Founder's Award from Unami Lodge, Cradle of Liberty Council. As a youth, he served as Lodge Chief, Section Vice-Chief, Section Chief, and as a National Conference Vice-Chief. As an adult he has served as Lodge Adviser, Council Vice President, Area 5 Vice President, and as a member of the National Training Task Force, the Special Needs Scouting Task Force, the Youth Development Committee, and the Northeast Region Board. Mark has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award, the District Award of Merit, the Silver Beaver, and the Silver Antelope. He resides in Philadelphia with his wife Jayne, and professionally, is the Assistant Vice President of Development for the Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation.