Mark has been on the college scene in the Midwest as a guest lecturer at two of the most prestigious institutions in the country. The University of Notre Dame and Northwestern University both invited Inkrott to share his views on leadership and social sciences. The Net Impact organization at Mendoza’s Graduate School of Business invited Mark to be the key note speaker at their annual conference.
Mark has been a guest speaker and continues to work with the National Football League in a variety of capacities. His leadership style and ability to impact young student athletes has been recognized by the NFL and has earned him the opportunity to speak annually at the Super Bowl to area student athletes in conjunction with NFL Prep. NFL Prep provides high-school and college student-athletes of all sports with tools to assist them to succeed in life; focused on awareness, prevention, intervention and education.
After growing up in the state and competing in Ohio High School sports, Inkrott returned home to begin his professional career working for the American Dairy Association Mideast as a marketing manager. While there, he teamed up with the Ohio High School Athletic Association to name chocolate milk the Official beverage of the OHSAA. In addition to supporting the OHSAA as a corporate sponsor, Inkrott also served as a guest speaker and member of the OHSAA Leadership Council.
After earning an MBA from Ohio Dominican University, Inkrott accepted a position in Chicago, IL with Dairy Management Inc. as the Director of NFL Relationships. While in this position, Mark worked with the NFL and NFL Alumni Association to increase opportunities for NFL players to serve as spokespersons for the national school program, Fuel Up to Play 60. Inkrott served as a program spokesperson himself and worked to align current and former players as leaders in their communities and schools as change agents for nutrition and fitness.
Those who know Mark have heard him say, always remember where you come from. Even though he played football and graduated from the University of Findlay more than a decade ago, he can still be found on campus from time to time speaking to sports teams, lecturing in business and marketing classes and serving as a consultant to the Sports Management Department. This past year, Inkrott volunteered 50 hours of service to the University in connection with the Career Services office.