Mark Chambers, Jr is a lifelong resident of the 2nd Aldermanic District, having grown up in the Westlawn Projects section of the aldermanic area. In his childhood, Mark participated in youth programs through the Silver Spring Neighborhood Center and the Milwaukee area Boys and Girls Club, where he learned firsthand the importance of Leadership and Mentorship.
After graduating from Bay View High School, Mark attended Milwaukee Area Technical College where he served as Vice President of the Black Student Union. It was at that time he began to understand the power of governance. However, like many of the people in the 2nd District, Mark’s life took a detour-He became a father. Thus, he began his journey as a working provider, student, and parent.
Having the responsibilities of co-parenting a child, Mark worked briefly as a Correctional Officer before entering the finance industry with Wells Fargo Bank, PNC Bank and Peoples State Bank. These experiences motivated Mark to become an even more positive influence for his family and his community. Mark then decided to continue his pursuit of obtaining a college degree in business from Concordia University.
Professionally, Mark is a business consultant for Community Related Training (CRT) in Milwaukee. He is also a member of the Greater Milwaukee African American Business Resource Group (GMAABRG) and an advisor for Governor Evers’ Financial Literacy Council where he continues to teach financial literacy courses for members of his community.