Mark's Hands-on Media Experience

Mark began his professional broadcast career at a tiny radio station in Bennington, Vermont. He would later work in six television markets, including Denver.

Grimm is Trainer of the Year in a 20-County Region

March 31, 2010

Perrone Grimm Gander

Mark Grimm was named "Trainer-of-the Year" by the regional chapter of the American Society of Training and Development (now the Capital Region Association for Talent Development). The chapter covers a 20-county region, stretching from the Adirondacks to Newburgh and from the eastern NY state line to near Utica.

Grimm accepted the award “on behalf of all my fellow colleagues in workforce learning and performance who have meant so much to the thousands of people they have trained. I have learned so much from you and will continue to count on your wise counsel and innovative thinking."

Awards Committee Chair Peter Perrone said, “Mark was chosen because of his wonderfully positive impact on the training profession and for his significant contributions to our local ASTD chapter.” Hudson-Mohawk ASTD chapter president Kim Gander said, “Mark has proven to be a leader in public speaking and media relations training. He is a real credit to our organization.”

Grimm is founder of Mark Grimm Communications, a Guilderland firm that provides a variety of communication and productivity training. He is a former Entrepreneur of the Year for the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce. He wrote the book, Everyone Can Be A Dynamic Speaker: Yes, I Mean You! He is also a former executive producer/host of the Siena Alumni Connection radio show, a former adjunct professor at Siena and St. Rose, and an on-camera/voiceover talent.