Mark Furst is the president and chief executive officer of United Way of Central Maryland. Prior to joining the organization in 2004, he spent over 25 years in banking, primarily in executive positions at M&T Bank and its predecessors.
Mark has volunteered on various nonprofit boards over the years and presently serves as a director of Baltimore City Head Start, GBC LEADERship and Baltimore Workforce Investment Board. He is also an advisor for Baltimore’s 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness and on the Mayor’s Pay for Success Workgroup.
In 2011, Mark was recognized as an "Influential Marylander" by The Daily Record and was named one of Baltimore Business Journal’s "Power 20: The Next Generation."
Mark lives in Baltimore County with his wife Sandy and twin daughters.