Title: Real Estate Company Officer
Company: Sierra Research
Location: Tucson, Arizona, United States
W. Mark Stith, Real Estate Company Officer at Sierra Research, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the real estate industry and counseling.
Mr. Stith has spent more than 30 years working in counseling and child advocacy while building a second career in real estate sales and development. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in public administration in 1979 and a Master of Education in counseling in 1981, and began his real estate career the following year by helping his grandparents sell a large property near Orlando, Florida. From 1982 until 1988, he worked with Breckenridge and Eureka Realty specializing in commercial properties in the Tucson, Arizona area. Mr. Stith joined Lauer & Associates, Inc., as a realtor and realty specialist in 1990, departing in 1995 to work in asset management for J.V. James & Associates Brokerage and Appraisals, a position he continues to hold.
The highlight of Mr. Stith’s career came in 1988, when he established a nonprofit children’s shelter, and he served as the Director of the Children’s Protection Center and Shelter for the 7th Judicial District of New Mexico until 1990. A licensed private investigator in the state of Arizona, he worked with the Gila County and Pinal County departments of Child Protective Services through 1990, and became the lead investigator and Chief of Research for Sierra Research in 1991. In addition to his work within the legal system, Mr. Stith also contracted for the United States Department of the Treasury and FDIC as an asset manager between 1991 and 1994. He continues his focus on child advocacy as a consultant for Tucson’s Social Service Career Alliance and sits on the board of directors of the Children’s Family Project and Child-Parent Centers, Inc. Mr. Stith continued his education at Pima Community College, completing an Associate of Arts in technology in 2012 and a Certified Higher Education Instructor credential in 2015. He is the author of “Restorative Justice Career Development Project,” 2014, and “Operation Spiritfire,” 1995, and is active in the Community Prevention Partnership of Southern Arizona, NASPAA, and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
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