Conference Parliamentarian

ASLTA is proud to announce that Mark Apodaca is serving as the official Parliamentarian at the 2019 National Professional Development Conference in San Diego, California. 

Mark Apodaca has been a member of the American Institute of Parliamentarians (AIP) and the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) since 2015. Recently, he served as the Parliamentarian during the 2018 National Association of the Deaf (NAD) conference in Hartford, Connecticut. He also provides training and workshops on parliamentary procedures.

A native Californian, Mark received his Associate in Arts degree from Golden West College; his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and MBA from Pepperdine University; and a graduate certificate in Accounting from UCLA as well as a certificate in Government Contract Management. He is currently working towards earning a certificate in Personal Financial Planning from University of California, Irvine.

Mark has been in the Accounting / Finance profession for more than 40 years. He was a Head of Finance at Hughes Aircraft Company, Director of Finance at both GLAD and CSD for 13 years, and is now on his 13th year at the New Mexico School for the Deaf as the school’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Procurement Officer. He also taught at UCLA for two years as an accounting instructor.

Since 1983, he has served on more than 15 national, state, and local nonprofit organization boards and helped form more than 15 nonprofit organizations, limited liability companies, and corporations. In addition to his interest in parliamentary law, nonprofit organization governance is another area of interest.

Mark is the founder of the National Institute of Financial Literacy for the Deaf, Inc., DEAFinance, LLC and FINLION Consulting Group, Inc. He is also one of the core founders of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs which has more than 25,000 members.

Mark and his wife, Marla, reside in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and have three children and seven grandchildren.

Parliamentarian Duties at the Conference include:

  • Ensuring ASLTA Business meetings follow proper procedures
  • Determining whether motions and amendments are aligned to ASLTA’s Bylaws
  • Advising members on Parliamentary process

In addition, Mark will also provide a workshop on the Parliamentary process during the conference.