The San Diego Foundation Board of Governors has selected Mark Stuart as president and CEO. Stuart was chosen following a year-long national search that drew more than 1,000 candidates.

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Mark Stuart

Previously, Stuart worked as chief development & membership officer of San Diego Zoo Global, president of the foundation of San Diego Zoo Global and associate dean of development and alumni relations for the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

Stuart received a master’s degree in educational administration with a focus on the support and evaluation of personnel from McDaniel College and bachelor’s degree in English, political science and public service from Albion College.

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