Chair, Business Administration Department, Associate Professor of Business Administration
(616) 632-2931
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Since 1999, Mark O’Toole has been a business collegiate department adjunct instructor. Currently, he teaches or has taught at Davenport University, Aquinas College, and Grand Valley State University. The courses taught include Market Research, Leadership, Foundations of Marketing, Sales Force Management, Training & Development, Principles of Management, Principles of Marketing, Marketing Strategies, and Case Study Management. He has taught both graduate and under graduate classes.

With 30 years of business experience in the consumer package industry, including 21 years in executive leadership positions, Mark brings real world business application into the classroom. Within Fortune 200 Companies, he has held positions as senior sales and marketing management, operations, brand and product development, marketing, business development, and productivity leadership. He has consulted with small business owners on organizational design, efficiency and effectiveness, cost containment as well as training and development. Mark designed and developed a training program on strategic partnerships for the SHRM, Society for Human Resource Management.

Mark has been married for 34 years and has two sons. He and his wife Connie reside in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Mark hold a Masters of Management degree from Aquinas College and a B.S. degree in education from University of Pittsburgh. Mark has served as: Saint Thomas the Apostle Pastoral Council; Community Event Volunteer; Past Gerontology Society Board Member; Saint Thomas the Apostle Church Remodeling Campaign Chair; Various volunteer positions for East Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation, school athletics


  • M.M. Aquinas College
  • B.S., University of Pittsburgh