Mark Harris, a leader at the University of Nebraska State Museum for two decades, is Civic Nebraska’s new director of operations. Mark directs Civic Nebraska’s daily operations, monitors personnel and operational procedures, and helps ensure compliance with regulations for our growing organization. He began his duties on Oct. 19.
As a member of Civic Nebraska’s senior team, Mark collaborates with senior-level management and solicits feedback from all staff to develop daily performance goals and long-term operational plans. He oversees Civic Nebraska’s systems and processes with an eye on organizational goals and key initiatives.
“Belonging to an organization focused on making positive differences for our kids, for our communities – that’s as good as it gets,” he said. “I am honored to be included with this impressive team of new colleagues.”
For the last 21 years, Mark oversaw a wide range of functions for the NU State Museum, most recently in the role of associate director. He grew up in McCook and on his grandfather’s cattle ranch in Wyoming’s Laramie Range. A graduate of Nebraska U.’s College of Business, Mark is a regular photo essay contributor for NEBRASKAland Magazine and published the photo book Rodeo Nebraska through the Nebraska State Historical Society.
A certified dog trainer, he and his goldendoodle Fozz are pet-therapy volunteers for Lincoln’s Domesti-PUPS and HoriSun Hospice. Mark enjoys hiking, yoga, wildlife, natural settings, natural history, and back-and-forth college football games that go to overtime. He and his wife, Kim, consider themselves “part-time empty-nesters” with three children between them.
We’re so glad to have Mark on our team! Say hello: firstname.lastname@example.org.