(By the Mystery Bio Writer - Jane Licht)
Mark Ladd was
appointed Register of Deeds by Governor Tommy Thompson on January 12, 1994
and has been re-elected by the citizens of Racine County till he took a
job with ingeo and served through 2004.
Previously, Mark worked as food service director at Johnson’s Wax
Worldwide headquarters and also as operations manager for Reprographic
Technologies, his father’s commercial blueprint and computer graphics
service bureau. In the latter
position, he learned skills in computer aided drafting and large-format
scanning which provided good background for moving to managing the first
optical imaging system installed in a register of deeds office in
Mark believes in
life-long learning. Through
college coursework, seminars and classes he has earned the Wisconsin
Register of Deeds Association Professional Certificate and has
successfully completed the challenging University of Wisconsin Certified
Public Managers program.
Mark has been very
active in his professional organizations.
He has served as President of the Wisconsin Register of Deeds
Association (WRDA) and on many committees, including the Technology and
Legislative Committees. He has also devoted his considerable energy to the Wisconsin
County Constitutional Officers (WCCO) organization, serving as secretary
for that group. In addition,
Mark has served on various state boards and commissions via appointment by
Mark supervises a busy
register of deeds office. He
has empowered his staff by using technology to increase productivity and
also by creating a pleasant working environment.
No moss grows under Marks feet, either while he works in his office
or crisscrosses the state to attending meetings.
Mark’s motto is “Have cell-phone – will travel,” and he
often conducts business in route.
Mark has been a leader
in his profession who plans for the future, educates himself regarding new
technology and the best strategy to meet the new challenges, and he is
generous in sharing his findings with his colleagues.
Mark’s fellow registers and other officials look to him for
advice regarding optical imaging and document storage, Internet access,
electronic signatures and electronic transmission of legal documents.
In his personal life, Mark has volunteered for more good causes than you can shake a stick at. He has been an active member of local nonprofit organizations and also works hard in the political campaigns of friends. In fact, “politics” is listed as one of his hobbies. Mark keeps physically fit through his hobby of cross-training.
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