F. Mark Terison
A.B. Bowdoin College (magna cum laude)
J.D. University of Maine
During a career of nearly 35 years Mark Terison has served as a Maine Senate legislative assistant, an assistant district attorney (Androscoggin, Oxford & Franklin Counties), an assistant Maine attorney general, and as an assistant U.S attorney, as well as a senior attorney with the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys with the Justice Department in Washington, D.C.. At the time of his retirement from the Justice Department he was senior litigation counsel to Maine's U.S. Attorney. More recently he served as chief operations officer for the City of Portland, Maine Public Schools and is now a hearing officer presiding over appeals from state agency administrative decisions under the Maine Administrative Procedures Act. He has taught at the Attorney General's Advocacy Institute in Washington, D.C.; at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina; with the Vermont Law School's semester-in-practice program; and at the University of Maine School of Law. He has chaired the Falmouth, Maine School Board, and served as a director of the Maine State School Boards Association, as well as a member of the policy committee of the Maine School Management Association. He is active as a guardian ad litem for Maine children through the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program, and has served on the CASA Advisory Board under appointment from the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.