Over 30 years of marketing experience in media, advertising, sales and communications.


Mark Cardwell is the owner and principal consultant for Cardwell Communications, a full-service marketing consultancy as well as the founder of the Ohio Marketing Association (OMA). OMA is a nonprofit association dedicated to professional development and networking opportunities for Ohio marketing practitioners. A distinctive mission of OMA is to strengthen nonprofit impact through marketing education.
Mark is a member of the Americans for the Arts; National Arts Marketing Project Steering Committee. Mark is currently on faculty with the Americans for the Arts project ARTS U as well as on contract as an expert consultant. Mark is a member of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Arts and Culture Reopening Collaborative.


Mark is a board member for Indiana-based nonprofit multi-store retailer Global Gifts and a board member for the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations and serves as a member of its council of consultants 

Mark has 30 + years of experience in arts marketing, operational leadership, executive level management, media sales and communications.

Mark has a long history of board level community service and has been recognized for his work with local and national awards.

Mark is also an artist and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Columbus College of Art and Design.