Mark Despotakis

Director of Market Development
Progressive Music

Mark Despotakis is the Director of Market Development at Progressive Music in Pittsburgh, PA, and has been a part of the team since 2002. He handles marketing and finance for the company that focuses on serving school music programs. 

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 a member of the Boards of Directors of NAMM Young Professionals and Western Pennsylvania’s Tournament of Bands, and is also a member of the National Association for Music Education’s Advocacy Leadership Force. 

He handles the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association’s state level policy development and government relations efforts around music education issues. Mark graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Communication.