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Mark Sutton

Mark Sutton

Lead Web Application Developer


Mark Sutton leads architecture, implementation, and maintenance for Urban’s portfolio of public-facing Web sites. In this capacity, he collaborates with Urban’s Communications team to design, develop, and deploy online properties that showcase Urban research, facilitate online collaboration, and provide modern publishing platforms for interactive data presentation.

Mark has extensive experience architecting and implementing solutions using open source Content Management Systems (CMS), and he specializes in Drupal, where he is an active member of the developer community and an Acquia Certified Site Builder. As a team leader, he establishes best-practice procedures, works with external stakeholders to develop requirements, mentors developers, and provides technical strategy for Urban’s digital work products.

Prior to his work as a full-time “full-stack” Web Developer, Mark founded and led the digital/interactive team for Hirshorn Zuckerman Design Group (HZDG), which was subsequently acquired by Burson Cohn & Wolfe. Mark is a graduate of James Madison University’s School of Media Arts and Design (1996).


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