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Mark Bugher

​​​​​​​​​​Director of University Research Park​, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Mark Bugher became the Director of University Research Park in the fall of 1999. He manages and directs all activities for the Park, a 515 -acre Research Park owned and operated by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Mark was appointed by Governor Tommy G. Thompson to serve as Secretary of the Department of Administration (DOA) in 1996. Prior to his DOA appointment, Mark served as Secretary of Revenue (DOR) beginning in October 1988 to 1996. Before joining the Thompson Administration, Mark was home secretary for U.S. Congressman Steven C. Gunderson in Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District. He currently serves as Chair of The Wisconsin Technology Council and The Marshfield Clinic National Advisory Council. He serves on the William F. Vilas Trust board as well as The Madison Gas and Electric board and First Business Financial Services Board.