Mark has spent the last 25 years working in the banking and financial services industry for both local and global investment banks such as First Union, Wachovia and Deutsche Bank. He currently runs his own business in the financial services sector and as a Republican knows how important it is to have a government that works for businesses and citizens rather than the other way around. Mark is an Eagle Scout and has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Citadel. While at The Citadel he was in Alpha Company and a member of the Summerall Guards.
He has also been very active in the non-profit sector working with the Charlotte Rescue Mission, Habitat for Humanity and Hope International; all charities that help those who are financially challenged to help themselves. As a Christian, one of Mark’s favorite sayings is “It’s not the government’s job to care for those in need, it’s my job.” Mark has had the unique opportunity of traveling to many developing nations to help low-income families with micro-finance lending, a way of helping them with a hand-up and dignity rather than a hand-out.
Mark loves spending time with his wife, Jenny (Hall) Robeson and two sons, Andrew, and Matthew. Mark is active in F3 (Fitness, Fellowship and Faith) and enjoys biking, skiing, golf, hiking and most anything outside. Mark has run 2 marathons and numerous half marathons and has even climbed eight 14ers (mountains over 14,000 feet). Helping the men of the Charlotte Rescue Mission through F3’s peer led workouts for men fighting addiction and homelessness is one of Mark’s many passions in giving back to our community.