Mark is the chairman of the Bayside Strategic Planning Committee. His involvement with Bayside began through his grandson Colby (10th grade). He received a B.S. in Finance from the University of South Alabama and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. Throughout his career, he served in senior management capacities with several firms, both domestically and internationally and led the strategic planning function for three multi-billion dollar companies. From 2001 until his retirement from the corporate world, he served as President and CEO of Corporate Express North America, a $5 billion, 10,000 employee company. He is a past President of the University of South Alabama (USA) National Alumni Association and a past Chairman of the Board of the Mobile Symphony. He currently serves on the boards of the USA Foundation of Research Commercialization and the USA Medical Science Foundation. He is an inductee in the USA Athletic Hall of Fame (baseball) and a past USA commencement speaker. His wife, Alane, is a graduate of Fairhope High School and the University of South Alabama, and they have three children and five grandchildren.