Mark graduated from the University of Georgia after studying risk management and economics. He has served on numerous boards including associated general contractors, greater Chattanooga YMCA, and most recently as chairman of the Boys and Girls Club of Chattanooga. His primary focus has been assisting contractors of all sizes and types procure bonding and insurance. Mark and his college sweetheart, Lulu, have 3 sons and attend Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church. He enjoys playing with his grandkids, hunting, fishing, running and college football.