Mark Joeckel

Father, Public Speaker, and Consultant in Arlington, Texas

Mark Joeckel

Father, Public Speaker, and Consultant in Arlington, Texas

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“Life has been full of great places, people and adventures.” Since 1987, Joeckel has worked as a Pastor, Non-Profit CEO, Commercial Real Estate VP, Chamber of Commerce Executive, and Radio/TV Show Host.

Currently, Mark host a daily radio show on BizTV Texas & is CEO of Arlington, Texas, Proud To Call It Home. “Arlington Proud” is focused on developing "walkable", mixed use neighborhoods and marketing Arlington, Texas.

“Arlington Proud” is comprised of 200 businesses 100 individual members. Proud communicates to the city via 45,000 social media followers and Mark’s daily radio program.

Mark brings over 30 years experience to the table, starting his first of four startups in college at age 19. His work crosses over four decades of living in Austin, St. Louis, New Orleans, Orlando, Arlington and Dallas.

Past work included creating marketing plans to support financial investment funds, re-branding of individuals and businesses, non-profits fundraising campaigns and the launch of four businesses of his own.

Joeckel’s leadership and teaching style is heavily influenced by his personal experiences, especially, raising 3 kids as a single dad over the last 10 years (The mother of their children is deceased, Kristy had Huntington’s Disease).

Joeckel’s three “kids” are 23, 21 & 17. Son Chris, is a Sr. in High School, daughter Hannah is a Junior at the University of Arkansas. His oldest Jordan, graduated from the University of Arkansas and is now working in Los Angels for a advertising agency.

Three years ago, Mark downsized, and moved to the Downtown Arlington/UTA District. “Each day we try to live out a life that is walkable, simplified (675sf apt) and sustainable. We hope to stay focused on the philosophy we are teaching through our redevelopment strategies.”

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  • Work
    • Arlington Proud - Radio Host
  • Education
    • Bachelor of Communications
    • Master's College and Seminary