Graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Science/Arts degree in accounting in May, 1979 and earned his Certified Public Accountant license in July, 1981. He is also Certified in Financial Forensics, CFF (AICPA designation). He began his career as a public accountant with a national accounting firm immediately after graduation. In 1982, he left to begin his own public practice. Mark Rich's professional memberships include the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and participant in the AICPA and Nevada Society Peer Review Program. Mark has served as a Board Member of the UNLV College of Business and on the UNLV Planned Giving Advisors Board, and has been a member of many boards and charitable organizations in the past.