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Mark Surmanian, Chief Executive Officer

 

Mark Surmanian, M.B.A., serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove (BGCGG). Mark completed his undergraduate studies at Pepperdine University, earning a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. After several years in the financial services' industry, Mark joined the BGCGG movement in 2007 as an ASES Site Coordinator at Doig Intermediate. 

After two successful years at the programming level, he transitioned to Assistant Youth Athletics Manager, helping to provide fully functional sports leagues for over 50 sites and 2000 participants. During this time, Mark decided to pursue his Masters of Science in Business Administration at California State University, Long Beach. Upon completing the degree, Mark brought his knowledge, know-how, and diverse business background to the BGCGG Finance Department where he served as the Senior Director of Finance and Operations. In February of 2011, Mark was named the Chief Financial and Operating Officer for the organization, which currently serves over 5000 youth in five cities through the support of over 450 dedicated employees. 

Mark lives in Orange County with his wife, Crystal. The two enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends.

 
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