University of New Mexico Associate Athletic Director and Director of Ticketing Services Mark Koson was one of eight individuals recently appointed by Gov. Susana Martinez to various state boards and commissions. Koson was appointed to the New Mexico Lottery Authority Board.

Koson, who has been at UNM for 19 years, has also worked in ticketing and event services for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, the University of Houston, and the Denver Nuggets.

Koson earned his degree in Sports & Entertainment Administration from Durham College.