Mark Samuelian combines the skills of an expert business strategist with the experience of a proven community leader. A former partner at the international technology and business consulting firm Accenture, he brings three decades of engineering and business management expertise to his many volunteer leadership roles throughout the community. He is the past President and a current board director of Miami Beach United, an established city-wide resident advocacy organization. He also serves on the Board of the Belle Isle Residents’ Association and the Pets’ Trust Advisory Board. He has both attended and lectured for the Good Government Initiative.
Mark is a graduate of the Miami Beach Leadership Academy and a Pillar Member of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. As a former national chess champion, he also actively supports Miami Beach scholastic chess as a coach and mentor.
Mark was born in Boston, MA, where his grandparents settled after immigrating to the United States. He attended public schools and was the first person in his family to earn a college degree. Mark learned much from his father – a hardworking small business owner who worked tirelessly for 50 years. Mark’s father and mother approached every day with enthusiasm, a desire for excellence and a selfless dedication to providing a better set of opportunities for the next generation. Mark carries these qualities of commitment and passion to all his work.
Mark’s roots in South Florida and Miami Beach run deep. His grandfather lived in Coral Gables and Mark’s love for the area started in early childhood. A homeowner in Miami Beach since 2003, Mark has lived in 3 different homes on the Beach and has enjoyed the richness and diversity of its different neighborhoods. Mark met Laura Dominguez (his Life Partner) in 2012 and currently they live on the Venetian Islands.
Mark holds an engineering degree, cum laude, from Georgia Tech and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.