On October 3, 2017, in his capacity as Interim Superintendent for the Linn Joint 4 School District in Lake Geneva, Mark attended a regional meeting of the Wisconsin Association of School Boards held in Elkhorn, WI. Following the meeting, Mark presented an autographed copy of his book, "1917-2017: One Hundred Years of White Sox Baseball" to the WASB Executive Director, John Ashley.
In his leadership role, Ashley does a phenomenon job working with school board members in over 425 school districts throughout the great state of Wisconsin!
Thank you, John, for your leadership! Enjoy the book and . . . GO WHITE SOX!
Dr. Mark Pienkos was born in Chicago. His parents were Stella and Edward who worked in factories to support their family of three boys. Mark’s mother only attended school through the 8th grade, while his father went to one year of high school. Mark’s oldest brother, Don, is professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Political Science and his other brother, Edward, is a surgeon specializing in urology.