Mark Lawhorne has been managing, developing and driving partnerships his entire life. He has a successful track record designing programs that influence positive outcomes for agencies and strengthening brands in the public and private sector. He is the founding partner in Blacksmith Communication and Consulting. He has over 25 years experience in government and the public relations industry, having previously managed all local and state government outreach for a regional construction company. Mark's tenure as Communications Director and Chief of Staff for the Middlesex Sheriff's Office has positioned him as a leader in the communications and political field.
Mark is very involved in his home city of Malden, having run for political office, he is committed to making a difference by actively participating in the process. He is a past President of the Rotary Club of Malden and Public Relations Chair. He also is the race director for the Malden Rotary Road Race and serves on the charity's board as the Treasurer. Mark also serves as a Commissioner on the Malden Housing Authority and served many years on the Malden YMCA's Board of Directors and served as the Chief Volunteer Officer and Treasurer in the past. Mark graduated from Boston College.