I just heard from a friend last week, who had heard from Mark’s wife, Holli, that Mark had passed away after a short illness. Holli informed Jonathan on November 6th.
I’m still in shock. Mark and I talked a couple of months ago.
Mark Graham Brown has 30 years of experience consulting with organizations all over the world on measuring and managing performance. He is a top-rated keynote speaker and instructor for the Institute for Management Studies. Mark had his own consulting practice in Manhattan Beach, CA.
I’ve known Mark since 1979 and our involvement with the NSPI chapter in Detroit. I hired him and his firm while I was an employee at Motorola. And I worked with him from 1984 through 1989 at SWI Inc. with Ray Svenson and my former wife Karen. He left our offices in Wheaton IL to start a California office, but it didn’t work out that way. He became famous for his books on Measurement and his work as a Baldrige Examiner.
He and I last worked together on a consulting gig back in 2003, and our last proposal to a client went out in early 2020. We didn’t get the gig.
I have not been able to find an obituary.
I will miss Mark and his brilliance and his humor.
RIP Mark. RIP.
See Mark’s many books – here.