Mark Despotakis

Mark Despotakis is the Director of Market Development at Progressive Music in Pittsburgh, PA, and has been a part of the team since 2002, managing marketing and corporate finance. Prior to working at Progressive Music, Mark spent time at CNN Newsource in Washington D.C. Currently, Mark serves on the SupportMusic Coalition Steering Committee, is the President of NAMM Young Professionals, serves as Chair for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA), is a member of the Board of Directors for Western Pennsylvania’s Tournament of Bands Performance organization and is also a member of the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME). Mark graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Communication.


Progressive Music


Director of Market Development

NAMM Board Position:

NAMM Director