June 1, 2023–Mark Berte / Executive Director, Alabama Coastal Foundation

Mark Berte’s Biographical Information
In October of 2011, Mark Berte was asked to serve as the Executive Director of the
Alabama Coastal Foundation (ACF). Prior to serving at the ACF, Mark was Director of
Community Engagement for the Mobile Area Education Foundation and the Executive
Director of the Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform Foundation.
Mark received his bachelor’s degree at Birmingham Southern College and his master’s
degree in Public Affairs from the University of Texas. He is a graduate of both
Leadership Mobile and of Leadership Alabama.
Mark serves on the boards of several organizations including Dauphin Way United
Methodist Church, the Islands of Perdido Foundation, the South Alabama Coalition of
Nonprofits, the League of Women Voters of Mobile, and the Friends of the Bon Secour
National Wildlife Refuge.
Mark and his wife, Leigh Ann, who is a professor at Spring Hill College, have a twenty
one year-old daughter named Julianne and a sixteen year-old daughter named Linden