Mark Manasco at CCALS Summit

Mark Manasco with former CCALS Chair Dr. Pamela Norris (left) and conference attendee

On Feb. 27, 2023, CCALS will wish a wonderful retirement to its longtime President and Executive Director, Mark Manasco. Manasco has been at CCALS’s helm since its inception, steering the organization from a great idea to a fully fledged organization with international partners and a record of successes. Though he hoped to retire in 2022, in typical generous fashion he stayed on part-time to handle outstanding projects and transition. “He has served the organization with full dedication and optimism,” said CCALS Board Chair Dawit Haile, “and we wish a wonderful retirement to him and his patient family.”

Manasco brought more than two decades of public policy, higher education, information technology and human resource management experience to CCALS in 2010 when he began work with what was then the Virginia Logistics Research Center, including roles as director of workforce development for the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce and of the University of Richmond’s Center for Systems Assurance. Manasco has also had key management roles at companies such as Wilson Learning, SunTrust Bank and J. D. Edwards, with experience leading special projects across a broad spectrum of industries, such as finance, manufacturing, chemical, consumer packaging, health sciences, service, mortgage banking and IT. He also served as adjunct faculty for 14 years at James Madison University’s Computer Information Systems department.

He has served on the Richmond Human Resources Management Association, the Greater Richmond Technology Council, the Greater Richmond American Society of Training and Development, and the Board of Global Ministries of the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church. Manasco currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Virginia United Methodist Foundation.

Manasco looks forward to time spent with his family and a good fishing rod. CCALS wishes him a happy retirement as he journeys into his next phase of life.


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