In his new role as RVP, Mark has operational oversight of the following lodges: Colorado Springs, Garden Grove, Grand Mound, Grapevine, Kansas City and Poconos. In addition, he is responsible for driving the Rooms & Related initiatives across the enterprise.
Previously, Mark was Vice President of Experience Planning & Integration-Park Operations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. He had been with The Walt Disney Company for 32 years, serving in over 15 different leadership roles and was a Disney executive for 17 years. He led teams in areas such as Operations, Operations Integration, Information Technology and Planning, Finance, Transportation, and Industrial Engineering. Some of his Disney roles included: Vice President, Parks & Lodging Line of Business at Walt Disney World; Vice President, Lodging Line of Business; Director of Rooms, Walt Disney World; General Manager of Park Operations for Epcot; Director of Transportation and Resort Support; and General Manager, Water Parks and Miniature Golf.
He received his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Missouri – Columbia and his MBA from Webster University, and he has participated in the Gallup Leadership Institute. Mark has also been a recipient of Disney’s esteemed Partners in Excellence award, served as Board of Director and the Treasurer of the World Waterpark Association, served as President of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, Central Florida Chapter and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Clean the World Foundation. On a personal level, Mark remains connected to his alma mater as a member of the University of Missouri Alumni Association.
Mark is happily married to his wife, Stephanie, of 27 years and has two daughters; Kristin and Lauren.