Mark Samolczyk, Chair

Mark J. Samolczyk is president and CEO of Stark Community Foundation, whose mission is to connect people and the charitable causes that are important to them.

Prior to joining the Foundation in 2009, Mr. Samolczyk was senior vice president of corporate planning and development for the Timken Company. While at the Timken Company, Mr. Samolczyk’s career encompassed a progression of management assignments in the United States, France, Mexico, and Canada. 

Mr. Samolczyk is a board member of JumpStart, Team NEO, Stark Economic Development Board, and the Downtown Canton Land Bank.

A native of South Bend, Indiana, Mr. Samolczyk received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Notre Dame, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Denver, and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.