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Hey, I’m Mark!

Chicago, Illinois, United States · Member since August 2013

I am the CEO of Chicago-based publishing company.

Most of my inquiries here will be related to business travel. We hold conferences all over the world, and I rarely need anything more than a comfortable bed for the night. I usually arrive at the apartment in the evening, go to sleep and leave early the next day. My use of the kitchen consists of making coffee.

I operate a vacation rental on VRBO in Chicago, so I am very aware of how to make life easy for owners. When I leave an apartment, it needs NO cleaning other than laundering the sheets. I even strip the bed and leave everything in a pile for your housekeeper. If you have a washer/dryer, I will even throw the linens in the washing machine before I leave.

I guarantee that when I check out, your place will look like the cleaning crew just left.

I have banished hotels from my life forever since discovering Airbandb. I love this site. All of the hosts I have met have been incredibly helpful and kind. Not only do I save money booking rooms here, but I feel like I'm closer to the real heart of the city I'm visiting.

A little about me:

I am passionate about the arts, literature, theater and the outdoors, particularly mountain climbing in my beloved Montana. I am an amateur pilot as well.

I am a former political reporter for newspapers around the country, and spent much of my career in Washington D.C. covering the White House and Congress (while acting at theaters like The Studio Theater between assignments).

I now own Ragan Communications, which publishes four major news sites read by 1.5 million PR, marketing and social media professionals around the world.

I am on the road continuously, mostly speaking at our events around the world.

I look forward to meeting you.