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
Lori comes to us from a small town in SW Wisconsin, but has made Wyoming her HOME for the past 10yrs. During that time she has worked at many different jobs that pertained to working with the public.
When Lori is not at work she likes to spend time with her husband George working on “their” next adventure and enjoying the company of her many, many great friends here in Beautiful Buffalo.
Lori has 3 step-children and 4 grandchildren in Wisconsin which she still spoils 1,000 miles away.
Lori is the go-to person for assistance with memberships, member support, social media and Chamber website/calendar. Lori hopes to be a benefit to all Buffalo Businesses.