Mark Bliven joined the Combined Charities Campaign Board of Directors in 2017. He has been a contributor to Combined Charities every year of his career with the State of Minnesota.
Mark has worked with the Department of Corrections for fifteen years and three years prior to that at the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. He is currently the Director of Risk Assessment / Community Notification with Corrections.
A native of the Red River Valley, Mark and his wife Marita, who works for the Board of Animal Health, have made their home in St. Paul for 31 years interrupted only by a brief 2-year sabbatical in Madison, Wisconsin seeing how the other side of the river lives. Mark is involved as a 2nd Tenor with the Apollo Male Chorus and can be found at least once a year leading O’Canada at a Saints game when Winnipeg comes down to play the Saints.