COMMISSIONER MARK SAMUELIANMark Samuelian’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, he
enjoys the richness and diversity of its residents and neighborhoods. Mark met
Laura Dominguez (his life partner) in 2012 and they live on the Venetian
Islands. This passion for his community allowed him to
be elected to the Miami Beach City Commission in November 2017 with overwhelming
resident support. He received 68% of the
votes cast and won the majority of votes in all 24 precincts.
Mark combines the skills of a seasoned business executive with the experience
of a proven community leader. A former partner at the professional services
firm Accenture, he brings three decades of business and technology expertise to
the City Commission. He is the past President of Miami Beach United, an
established city-wide resident advocacy organization. He has served 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 serves on the Board of Governors 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 mother and father – a hardworking small business owner
who worked tirelessly for 50 years. His parents 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 holds an engineering degree cum laude from Georgia Tech and an MBA
from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.