Mark graduated from Texas A&M University in 1982 with a B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics. He then spent six years in the banking markets of Edna and El Campo, followed by 17 years in the Clear Lake area. In 1986, Mark began his career at Prosperity Bank, where he served on the management committee. In 2000, Mark was named “Associate of the Year” by Prosperity Bank. By 2005, Mark was the Houston area president of Prosperity Bank.
Due to his dedication and commitment to Prosperity Bank, Mark was able to help the company grow from a single branch that began in the rural town of Edna, Texas to more than 200 branches. In 1998, the bank became a publicly-traded company on the NASDAQ and by the end of 2011, they were trading on the NYSE. Prosperity was named “America’s #1 Best Bank” in 2012 by Forbes magazine, and by 2013 became the 2nd largest Texas-based bank in the state with a total asset size of more than $18 billion.
Mark moved to Bryan/College Station in 2009 as the Chairman of the Brazos Valley market area of Prosperity Bank. Currently, he is directly responsible for the management of 10 branches and oversees 120 employees. After the 2013 merger with First Victoria Bank, Mark became responsible for another six banks and roughly 200 total employees. Mark serves on the Prosperity Bank Management Committee and the Prosperity Bank Senior Loan Committee. He is responsible for the profitability of the Prosperity Bank branches in the Brazos Valley, consisting of more than $1 billion in assets.
An active member of the communities in which he has lived, Mark has touched many lives through his contributions of both time and financial support. He has held various leadership positions throughout his career. As a resident of College Station, he is currently serving on the Board of Directors of Research Valley Partnership, where he contributes an integral role in enhancing the business development of the Bryan/College Station area. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Scotty’s House and as Chairman of the Finance Committee at Christ United Methodist Church. Mark is an active member of the Bryan Noon Rotary where he holds the distinction of being a Floyd D. Boze Fellow and a Paul Harris Fellow from his former Rotary Club, Space Center Rotary.
Mark’s dedication to Texas A&M is demonstrated through his membership in both the Brazos County A&M Club and the Texas A&M Association of Former Students, where he maintains Diamond status. Mark sponsors the “Dedicated to an Agricultural Economics Student in the Corps of Cadets” scholarship. Mark has also been a guest lecturer to students of the Department of Construction Science and the Department of Agriculture Economics at Texas A&M and is a mentor to Rural Entrepreneurship students in the Agricultural Economics program. He is also a lifetime member of the Texas Forestry Association.
Mark lives in College Station, TX with his wife Shelly. He enjoys hunting and fishing with his wife and two daughters, Whitney ’10 and Lauren.