Director of Estate and Gift Planning
Regions covered: Virginia (excluding counties of Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Frederick, Loudoun, Page, Prince William, Rappahannock, Shenandoah, and Warren) and West Virginia
Mark has been with the American Cancer Society since 2007. He began his career with the organization as the lead staff for the Swing Fore A Cure Golf tournament that began in 2008. Over the years this tournament has become one of the largest golf fundraisers for the Society and has raised over 3 million dollars since its inception. In 2012, the tournament received one of the largest sponsorships for any golf tournament, $650,000.
Mark also oversaw the all-volunteer Discovery Shop at Smith Mountain Lake which is now one of the most successful shops for ACS. It has raised over 2.5 million dollars in its 10-year history. Mark also was the lead staff for the inaugural Cure By Design event in 2013 and which has become one the South Atlantic Division’s most successful galas.
In 2015, Mark worked with BK Racing and Mystik Lubricants to underwrite the first American Cancer Society car in a NASCAR race at the Martinsville Speedway. The purpose of the car was to raise awareness to a national audience about the importance of colon cancer screening.
Before entering the non- profit world, Mark was in the restaurant business and owned an award winning restaurant in Roanoke from 1994-2000. It was there that Mark met his wife Joan.
Mark, who earned his BA degree from Roanoke College, lives in Roanoke with Joan and their pets. He enjoys golf, family ancestry and reading about American presidents.