Salt Lake businessman J. Alexander Mark has been named managing director of Pioneer Theatre Company, according to artistic director Charles Morey.

Mark, who is co-owner of M&M Distributing, is leaving his present position as general manager to assume the new PTC post as of July 1. He has worked with PTC for the past six years as a stage manager.Mark has also served as director of development for PTC for nearly a year. He's also a member of Actors' Equity Association and the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce.

"Jack is a welcome addition to our staff," said Morey, adding that Mark will be responsible for the supervision of administrative departments and will work with the development office to increase fund-raising efforts for the theater.