Mark Bouchard recently was presented the "Partner in Education Award" during the inaugural Utah's Partner in Education gala in Salt Lake City. The event honored teachers, administrators, students and advocates of the state’s education system. Bouchard is senior managing director at CBRE. The award recognized Bouchard's service over the past decade to improve public education for all students throughout the state. Mark was the founding chair of Utah's "Prosperity 2020" initiative, a coalition of business leaders committed to increasing investment in public education; was the founding chair of Gov. Gary Herbert's Education Commission; and was the founding chair of United Way’s statewide initiative (PPRC) to improve access to educational opportunities while improving the depth, breadth and relevance of high school and post-secondary education. Also honored during the gala were Educator of the Year, presented to Will Pettit of Granite Park Junior High; Administrator of the Year, presented to Kim Schaefer of Whitehorse High School; and Student of the Year, presented to Jorge Luis Tlasmanteco Vasquez of Treasure Mountain Junior High School.