Mark Emch

Mark Emch

Senior Vice President & CFO

Mark Emch joined the San Diego Convention Center Corporation in 1994.  He provides overall administrative, planning, supervision and direction for all finance, accounting, procurement and most risk management activities of the Corporation.

Emch graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and received his Masters in Business Administration from San Diego State University. He has an extensive background in accounting and finance and was awarded the Certified Public Accountant certificate while employed at Touche Ross & Co.

Emch is affiliated with Financial Executives International, International Association of Congress Centers (AIPC) and International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM).  He has been a longstanding and active volunteer on numerous committees of the Board of IAVM.  Due to his work on operational and financial benchmarking within the venue management industry, Emch was awarded a Presidential Citation by IAVM in 2010.

Starting in 2013, Emch has been an instructor at AIPC’s annual weeklong Convention Center Managers Academy in Brussels, Belgium speaking on a variety of financial and operational topics. Emch has served on Boards of three San Diego based non-profit organizations variously over the past twelve years.  He was a Board member of the American Lung Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties, including Board Officer while serving as Treasurer.

He currently serves on the Board of San Diego Habitat for Humanity as Board Chair. Emch also currently serves on the Board of ACCION San Diego as Vice Chair of the organization. Emch has been recognized as CFO of the Year by the San Diego Business Journal and with their Exemplary Award for extraordinary service to the local San Diego community.


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