Mark was born in Iowa and grew up in Minnesota and Eastern South Dakota. Prior to assuming leadership of the Buffalo Chamber, Mark spent over 25 years working in the newspaper industry, starting in sales, advertising and marketing. He also served as a publisher for over 3 years. Mark spent 8 years working as a VP of Marketing in the banking industry, as well as serving on several boards including Tourism/Visitors Centers and Chambers in Wyoming, Colorado and Nevada. He and his wife Tootie enjoy the outdoors and fishing in their down time here in the area. They both love to dance and can be seen country western dancing with the locals at the Occidental, or enjoying the many restaurants and events here in Buffalo. They enjoy travelling to California and South Dakota to visit their grandkids, and the occasional trip to Deadwood to do some gambling. Mark’s vision for the Chamber is to focus on making Buffalo and Johnson County areas which residents, visitors and investors are attracted to.
Director of Marketing & Programs
Jennifer originally hails from a tiny town in Arkansas, but she found a home here in Buffalo over 10 years ago. She is active in the community, having previously worked at many of the restaurants and cafés in town. You can see her out and about, especially on Monday nights at the Occidental Saloon on her trivia team or tending her vegetable garden on a spring evening. Since her son graduated and moved off to college, she has devoted her time to making Buffalo great. She is the go-to person for the multitude of annual events and monthly activities hosted by the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, which keeps her constantly moving. Her advertising campaigns for Buffalo and Johnson County can be seen in publications worldwide. She is essential in the Chamber’s efforts to make Buffalo a vacation destination.
Director of Communications
Jen is a new transplant to our small town of Buffalo, relocating from the Denver metro area after four years of residence. Born and raised in southeastern Michigan near Detroit, big city living has been a way of life for Jen for many years. Looking for a fresh start and change of pace, she chose to put down roots in our beautiful, historic town. Jen previously worked as a Billing Analyst for a company that provides payment integrity solutions for the healthcare industry. She spent several years as a Customer Service Representative at a small, family owned printing company in Michigan. She also has an extensive background in Written Communications. Jen lives with her two beloved cats. She enjoys reading true crime novels and getting lost in her favorite Netflix series.