Mark Wright-Ahern Joins MVA Development Team

Mark Wright-Ahern joins the MVA Development Team as alumni relations coordinator. Previously in the admissions office, Mark will transfer his skills into cultivating relationships with alumni and graduating seniors. He will be responsible for the daily operations of the alumni association, organization of alumni events and liaising with the MVA Alumni Association to continue building relationships with our alumni base.
Prior to joining MVA in the admissions office in 2018, Mr. Wright-Ahern worked for Orange County Government and the City of Apopka Parks and Recreation Departments for more than 12 years as a supervisor and director. He also spent four years teaching in public and private schools. With a passion for performing, he has appeared in plays and operas, been featured in Billboard musical recordings, and appeared in television commercials and a film for the SyFy network. He earned his bachelor’s degree in religion with a minor in musical performance from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and his MBA from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dedicated to the community, he also serves as a board member with Opera Orlando and Stop the Violence and Embrace; and owns and operates Shout Talent Entertainment and Promotions LLC.    
“We are excited to have Mark join our team and focus energy on developing the MVA Alumni Association,” said Jill Swidler, Senior Director of Development and The Montverde Fund. “His enthusiasm and experience will be valuable in continuing to build our strong network of MVA alumni. We have alumni all over the world, and Mark will be key to connecting our alumni with the Association to increase its success and engagement.”