Mark Givens, Executive Director
Mark Givens was named Executive Director of Main Street El Dorado in August of 2006. During his tenure, the non-profit, downtown revitalization organization has received numerous accolades including the coveted Great American Main Street Award, which honors the Top-5 Downtowns in America annually. The organization’s flagship fundraiser, Musicfest El Dorado, has also been named Arkansas Festival of the Year a record three times (2007, 2009, and 2011). He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Festivals & Event Association.
A graduate of Henderson State University in 1994, Givens coached college basketball at both Arkansas State University and at his alma mater Henderson State University where he received a Masters in Secondary Education in 1998. Following his coaching career, he owned/operated Givens Entertainment, producing concerts, festivals and sporting events throughout the Mid-South.
Givens and his wife Brandy have three children; Baylee (9), Presley (7) and Blane (3).