Mark Brunner, RIP
Mark Brunner, RIP
Shure has announced the passing of Mark Brunner on 1st October. Having taken on the newly created role VP of global corporate and government relations in 2017, Brunner had served as a loyal ambassador for Shure since 1989 and had distinguished himself in several key positions including director of advertising, MD of the MI and touring sound business unit and senior director of global brand management. He was instrumental in helping Shure build an even stronger reputation among associates, customers, industry influencers and the public.
In his most recent role, he worked tirelessly and effectively on numerous industry issues including the FCC rules for wireless device operation/frequency spectrum allocation and lobbied to protect the pro A/V market sector. Through industry relationships, he successfully generated support for this cause from venues ranging from the Grand Ole Opry to Madison Square Garden, professional sports leagues and major broadcast networks. Additionally, he was a prominent member of The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing Manufacturers Council, where he frequently shared his views on legislative wireless white space and broadband issues as well as other related industry topics.
“It is with a heavy heart that I announce the unexpected passing of Mark Brunner on October 1,” announced Shure President and CEO Christine Schyvinck. “Mark was more than our VP of global corporate and government relations, as he was family to so many of us at Shure and in the industry. Mark joined Shure in 1989 and he touched the lives of everyone he worked with. Mark was a trusted advisor, a mentor and most importantly, a friend. Our thoughts are with Mark’s family at this difficult time.”