Mark Manginelli joins our Board in 2019.  He is an amazing young man with a great interest in philanthropy and Autism Citizen.

He and his brother were diagnosed in 1990 with Cystic Fibrosis.  Each is professionally involved in financial services.  Mark lives in Holmdel with his wife Diana and their cockapoo, Bailey.

Mark is a past vice president of the Kiwanis Club in Holmdel and active in many charities.  He said, “I feel my philanthropic work has helped connect me with my community better than any other experience could allow. I’m grateful to be a part of an amazing group of selfless people helping others in need.”

Mark is presently Vice President for Agency Development at The Fortis Agency in Holmdel, New Jersey.

When not protecting his customers’ financial security or getting involved in charitable activities, Manginelli enjoys spending time outdoors with his family. He said he likes playing a round of golf, going hiking and enjoying a nice glass of wine with his wife.

Three things to know about Mark:

His motto: “You become what you digest into your spirit. Whatever you think about, focus on, read about, talk about, you’re going to attract more of into your life. Make sure they’re all positive.”

He laughs at:  Myself, often.  Life is too short to take yourself too seriously. I also genuinely love to laugh and enjoy seeing a good comedian and going to comedy clubs with my wife, family and friends.

He admires: People who have endured tremendous adversity throughout their lives but still become successful and grateful in spite of it.  I love a person who can still be a positive force even though they’ve gone through some dark and rough situations.

Mark believes one skill every person should have is what he calls the ‘‘adversity advantage.”

“Being able to realize that everything happens for a reason and even though a certain outcome may not have been ideal, there is a silver lining in everything,” he said. “Strive for anti-fragility. Some things benefit from shocks; they thrive and grow when exposed to volatility, randomness, disorder, and stressors and love adventure, risk and uncertainty.”