Mark Garrison

Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Mark Garrison is the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the Center for Automotive Research (CAR). Mark brings nearly 20 years of experience in marketing, strategy, and communications with experience in the political, education, small business, and non-profit sectors. From building websites to digital ad campaigns to interview prep and print production, Mark has directed all sorts of initiatives. For the past 10 years, Mark has led the marketing efforts and events planning for the Industrial & Systems Engineering Department at Wayne State University where he has helped expand their programs and industry relationships. He has a certificate in Training from the Association for Talent Development, is a certified Behavioral Elements Guide, and is an experienced international trainer.

Mark has served as an Executive Director for a local Chamber of Commerce, District Liaison for a State Legislator, and District Representative for a Member of Congress. He has served as a Campaign Manager and Political Communications Consultant for multiple Congressional, State Legislative, County, and Local political campaigns.

Mark has always been involved with his community and has served in a multitude of roles to reflect this interest. He served as a school board trustee for the Clarenceville School District, a board member for his Home Owners Association, a member of the Livonia Jaycees, and a JCI Senator.