Executive Director, Accelerator YMCA
Mark Putnam is Executive Director of Accelerator YMCA, an organization that provides housing to youth and young adults and works with them to achieve stability. Before joining Accelerator YMCA, from 2013 to 2018, Mark was Director of All Home, a broad coalition of government, business, faith communities, nonprofits, and homeless advocates working together to make homelessness rare, brief, and one-time. In 2015, Mark was named Change Agent of the Year by Real Change newspaper. Previously, at Building Changes, he was responsible for overseeing technical assistance, grant-making and evaluation of family, youth and young adult homelessness initiatives. At AIDS Housing of Washington, Mark consulted with cities nationwide to develop housing for people living with HIV/AIDS. Mark graduated from Whitman College and holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Eastern Washington University, and is a graduate of the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute at University of Washington, Evans School of Public Affairs. He lives in Ballard with his wife and daughter.