Mark Slavkin has dedicated his career to improving education for California students. A native of Los Angeles, he attended local public schools and then USC, where he earned a BA and MA in political science. After staff roles in the California Assembly and Los Angeles County government, Mark was elected to two terms on the Los Angeles Board of Education, including two years as Board President.
He then moved to the nonprofit sector where he has held leadership positions for arts education at The Getty Trust, The Music Center, and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. He currently serves on the Board of CREATE California, the statewide advocacy and policy organization for arts education. He was a longtime board member for Vista Del Mar, one of the largest mental health and social service agencies for children and families in Los Angeles County.