About Mark Andrew Zwartynski
Katz & Associates — 1980-1982
Mark Andrew developed and managed entertainment marketing campaigns at Katz & Associates, the international marketing firm. During this time, for example, Mark Andrew promoted three Off Broadway shows produced by Olympia Dukakis, who co-starred with José Ferrer and Brian Denehy. At Chicago's Goodman Theater he promoted work by David Mamet.
Indiana Pacers — 1982-1995
Mark Andrew was director of marketing, ticket sales, and game operations for Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon.
Milwaukee Admirals — 1995-1996
Mark Andrew was senior vice president of business operations for the Milwaukee Admirals of the International Hockey League (now in the American Hockey League).
1996 — Dale Ratermann and Mark Zwartynski: Two on the Aisle: How to Get Tickets to Any Event, Anytime, Anywhere.
Golf Course — 1996-1999
Mark Andrew was a partner in a group that developed an 18-hole golf course, golf learning center, and a 120-unit gated residential community.
Dallas Mavericks — 1997-2000
Mark Andrew worked for owner Ross Perot, Jr., as vice president of ticket sales, administration and technology of the Dallas Mavericks. He was personally involved in the development of and funding strategy for the American Airlines Center. Mark Andrew introduced Ross Perot, Jr., to Mark Cuban, and assisted Mr. Cuban during the ownership transition period.
The Mark Andrew Group
The Mark Andrew Group was established in 2000 to give a broad range of clients the benefit of Mark Andrew's experience in sports marketing and sports management.
Mark Andrew is particularly proud of having recruited, hired, and trained so many people who have gone on to senior management positions in advertising, marketing, sports management, and finance.
About Mark Andrew Zwartynski
Mark Andrew is the son of freedom fighter Andrew "Zyndram" Zwartynski, who fought during World War II in the Warsaw Underground's Compania 02 ("Baszta") of Armja Krajowa (AK) in Warsaw's Mokotów district — right through the Warsaw Uprising of 1944.
Mark Andrew's paternal grandfather, Komandor Stanisław Zwartynski — commander of the Polish Navy's batteries on the Hel peninsula — was the last Polish military officer to surrender in the field to the invading Nazis after the Battle of Hel (1939).
Teofil Morelowski, Mark Andrew's maternal grandfather, was the youngest recipient of the Order of Virtuti Militari, Poland's highest military decoration for courage in the face of the enemy. Teofil Morelowski's cousin was Tadeusz Brzezinski, father of the eminent political scientist, statesman, and diplomat Zbigniew Brzezinski — Mark Andrew's "Uncle Zbig."
In 1994 Andrew "Zyndram" Zwartynski and Mark Andrew Zwartynski were U.S. representatives to the 50th Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.
Andrew Zwartynski met Mark Andrew's mother, Iwona Morelowska, in 1948 when they were students at Balham and Tooting College of Commerce (Tooting, Surrey, UK). They were married in 1950, and two years later the family moved to Perth Amboy, New Jersey, where Mark Andrew was born. Mark Andrew's sister, Alexandra Ann Zwartynski Rush, was born in 1960.
Mark Andrew graduated from St. Joseph High School in Metuchen, New Jersey. Following his graduation from St. Joseph's College of Indiana, Mark Andrew established Southern Cross Productions, a concert and event promotions company.
Mark Andrew and Maritta Wagner Zwartynski married in 1984 and now live in Allen, Texas. They have two daughters, Andréa and Sarah. Since it became clear during their years at Allen High School that Andréa and Sarah are gifted golfers, Mark Andrew devotes significant time and creative energy to his daughters' careers. Andréa and Sarah were members of the Allen High School team that won the 2005 Texas 5A state women's golf championship. Sarah was also a member of the 2006 state championship team.
Andréa Zwartynski is a mass communications and international business major at Houston Baptist University, where she is a member of the HBU Huskies women's golf team. Houston Baptist is a member of the Great West Conference, which in 2008 became an all-sports conference.
Sarah Zwartynski is a business major at Texas A&M University, where she is a member of the Aggies women's golf team. Texas A&M is a member of the Big 12 Conference.