Mark joined PayneWest Insurance in 2014 and was later promoted to the managing director role. Mark’s responsibilities include helping to shape the strategic direction and growth of PayneWest’s commercial insurance department as well as advising existing clients and new prospects on how best to insure their operations.Mark was formerly executive vice president and practice leader for the New York Construction Practice for Willis where he was involved in marketing, servicing and consulting for several large owner- and contractor-controlled insurance programs. He also has worked with a number of small to midsized individual contractors. Mark’s dual client service and practice development experience has provided him with an in-depth understanding of the current construction environment and the needs of contractors. Prior to joining Willis, Mark was an associate consultant at a national, independent risk management firm that specialized in OCIP’s feasibility, development and implementation. He worked closely with senior consultants on a variety of OCIP activities involving multi-site school construction, tunnels and arenas. Mark, his wife, Katy, and their two children enjoy spending time outdoors in the beautiful Northwest.