Mark is the 2019-2020 District Governor for Rotary International’s District 6820. He joined the Rotary Club of Jackson in 1991. He was the club’s 100th president, serving for the 2012-1013 Rotary year. He has served as chair of multiple club committees, including Group Study Exchange and Programs. Mark’s service to District 6820 includes serving as chair for the 2015 joint 6820/6840 District conference, District Paul Harris Society coordinator and Chair of the District’s Foundation Annual Fund team. He serves as the RLI Facilitator. Mark and his wife Kit are Major Donors to the Rotary International Foundation and Mark is a Paul Harris Society member.
A native of Chattanooga Tennessee with career years in Nashville, Mark has resided in Mississippi for over 35 years. He attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and received an MBA at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. After a brief CPA career and then a corporate CFO stint, Mark endeavored into the money management business and was partner in two firms over a 21-year career. He later ventured into real estate investment and divested of that business in 2014.
Mark has volunteered and served as board member and officer for several charitable organizations. He was president and statewide volunteer of the year of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Jackson, Treasurer of the Common Bond Association and Elder and Building Committee Chair of Grace Chapel Presbyterian Church in Madison, Mississippi. Mark is a graduate of Leadership Greater Jackson. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation for Mississippi and on their Grants Advisory Committee.
Mark is married to Kit Whitsett Fields of Jackson, Mississippi. They have two sons, Markwood and Gavin who reside in Nashville and Chattanooga, respectively. Mark’s primary recreational activities are competition croquet and golf.