Mark O’ Luck, Chief Executive Officer
Mark O’Luck is Chief Executive Officer of Spectrum Personal Communications Corporation (“Spectrum”) a diversified business consulting firm he founded in 1994 that provides consulting services to large construction companies, large construction projects, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies. Prior to starting Spectrum, he was co-founder and President of SBMA, Inc., a small business consulting firm, and worked as a business consultant and senior management consultant in Corporate America.
In June 2009, Mr. O’Luck was nominated by Governor David A. Paterson as a Trustee of the Power Authority of the State of New York, and was confirmed by New York State Senate to serve a two-year term beginning April 2010. At the time of his confirmation, Mr. O'Luck was the first minority and MBE Trustee in NYPA's 79-year history. His term expired on June 26, 2012.
Recently, he founded the NYC Monthly "The MWBE" Networking & B2B, a forum which brings together NY agencies and authorities, prime contractors, and DMWSBE businesses in an informal setting that encourages joint ventures, partnerships and further collaborative relationships.
Mr. O' Luck is a member of the New York Committee of the Regional Plan Association. Some of the other boards and capacities in which he has served include: Chairman Emeritus & Past Chairman of the Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation; Vice Chairman, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce; Regent, Long Island College Hospital; Director, Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service; Director, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp. and several others.
He also previously served on the NYS Public Service Commission Consumer Advisory Council; an advisor to NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn's Municipal Entrepreneurial Testing System (METS), Con Edison Business Advisory Board; Independence Community Bank Business Advisory Board, and the Kings County Overall Economic Development Planning Committee.
In 2007, he served on the Spitzer Paterson M/WBE Transition Team Working Group. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Award, the 2006 MBE Award of Excellence from the XIII Annual Competitive Edge Conference, the 2003 Brooklyn Economic Development Corp. Service Award, et al.
Mr. O’Luck is a graduate of Norfolk State University, and a former Adjunct Professor at New York University. At age 37, Mr. O'Luck gave the commencement address and received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from St. Joseph's College.
Gail Bullen-Bourne, Vice President
As Vice President at Spectrum, Ms. Bourne is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the company’s projects and related activities to create win-win results for the company and its clients. She provides strategic leadership to ensure company projects’ scope of services are properly managed and executed, and to ensure all project objectives are met in a timely fashion and in accordance to objectives.
Ms. Bourne is experienced in MBE/W/SBE contracting and workforce compliance and reporting by serving on the AirTrain Terminal @ Jamaica Station, New Jersey Schools Construction Corporation & Newark Public Schools, and Hudson River Park Trust projects.
Likewise, Ms. Bourne is responsible for marketing, scheduling and coordinating outreach events; content development; brochures, press releases; contract compliance manuals; and various communication tools for corporate and government programs.
Her other responsibilities include supervising junior staff and motivating internal consulting teams to excel by providing a positive workforce environment in which to develop and to enable employees to perform above expectations.
Ms. Bourne holds an M.S. from New York University and a bachelor’s in Economics from Hunter College, City University of New York.