Mark Lembke

Mark Lembke is the Vice President of Operations for Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (GCSC), whose goal is to make Greater Cleveland the nation’s foremost destination for amateur sporting events and activities. GCSC is responsible for attracting, promoting and managing major athletic events and creating sporting opportunities for youth and amateur athletes.

Lembke is a native of the Cleveland area and graduated from Ohio University, located in Athens, Ohio with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Industry and a minor in Business Administration. While at the university, he worked in the Facilities Department and helped run events such as Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s Wrestling and the Men’s MAC Swimming & Diving Championships.

In August of 2006, Lembke began his career at Greater Cleveland Sports Commission as an Events Intern. During his internship, he helped to organize, plan and run several different events. Due to his success on these events, Lembke was asked to remain at the Sports Commission to work as the Tournament Coordinator for the Continental Cup International Youth Soccer Tournament. His involvement in the Sports Commission proved invaluable and was soon after offered a full-time position.

As the Vice President of Operations, Lembke works the events team to ensure the success of each event. Since he began, he has been responsible for planning GCSC events such as the Patriot Bowl, Continental Cup International Youth Soccer Sports Festival, National Senior Games, Transplant Games of American and numerous USA and NCAA Championships.

Lembke currently resides in Bay Village, Ohio with his wife Rebecca, their two children, Kaitlyn and Brayden and their two dogs, Mollie and Brodie. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and is an avid Cleveland sports fan and loves watching the Indians, Browns and Cavaliers.