Marcus Kowal - Chair / Co-Founder

Marcus is a retired professional MMA fighter, entrepreneur, author of Life is a Moment, and public speaker. Marcus’ writings and his story have been featured on a variety of publications (The Washington Post, Time, Today, Los Angeles Times, People Magazine, Daily News, Modern Wellness) as well as on CNN, KCAL, CBS, Good Day LA, The Drs, FOX, the Anik and Florian Podcast (a UFC on FOX production), and is the subject of the docuseries Letters to Liam, which is scheduled for release in 2019.

Marcus is the founder and CEO of Systems Training Center, with four locations in Los Angeles county. He served on the board of directors for the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce, holds a Masters in Sports Management from California State University, Long Beach, and a Bachelors in Industrial Relations with an emphasis on Human Resource Management.

Marcus & Mishel Kowal founded Liam’s Life Foundation a few days after the passing of Liam Kowal, and they are actively working to change the social attitudes around drinking and driving through awareness, education, and policy change.