Mark Lewis, President and CEO of the POISE Foundation, graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in accounting.  He worked for Price Waterhouse LLP and Ernst & Young LLP as a financial auditor and later information systems security and controls auditor for 13 years. After reaching the position of senior manager at Ernst & Young, Mr. Lewis left his position to lead the POISE Foundation.
In addition to his day to day employment, Mr. Lewis serves as an Elder and treasurer of Deliverance Baptist Church, treasurer of the board of the August Wilson Center and Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise (PACE), chair of the advisory board of The Heinz Endowments' African American Male Initiative, and as a member of various committees for the Pittsburgh Foundation, Grant Makers of Western Pennsylvania and the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management.  He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity and a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh XXII.