Mark was born February 13, 1960 in American Fork, Utah to Ivan and Colleen Walker, and is the second of four children. He is a 1978 Graduate of Pleasant Grove High School and received his Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University in 1988.
Mark is the former Vice President of Operations of Walker’s, a company with sales totaling over $125 million back in 2007. He and his siblings helped their father build a chain of convenience stores and a fast food company here in Utah. The family was approached in 2006 by a large company in Texas wanting to buy them out, and they sold in January of 2007. At the time of the sale they were running 24 convenience stores, along with 12 fast food businesses. They were the second largest Wendy’s franchisee in the State of Utah.
Mark has served on the Lindon City Council and the Pleasant Grove/Lindon Chamber of Commerce. He has also served on the Phillips 66 National Advisory Council for several years, and as President of the Utah Petroleum and Retailers Association and the Western Petroleum and Marketers Association.
He has been married to Tami, the love of his life, for 24 years and is the father of five children. He currently resides in Lindon and is retired but continues to go to work every day. He recently lost his father and is fulfilling a promise to his dad by taking care of his mother.
Mark's presentation topic was "Identifying Your Competitive Advantage"