Mark serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the Arkansas Student Loan Authority where he is responsible for the management and day-to-day coordination of all financial activities, including bond issuances, investment management, investor relations, and financial statement preparation. Prior to joining the Arkansas Student Loan Authority, Mark served in the tax compliance group of Ernst & Young, LLP and KPMG, LLP in Little Rock, Arkansas. He received a B.A. in Accounting from Ouachita Baptist University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and Certified Global Management Accountant in the State of Arkansas. Mark is a member of the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He enjoys serving as a continuing professional education instructor for the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a frequent speaker at CPE conferences, student loan financing conferences, and local CPA chapter meetings. Mark is also a licensed real estate agent in the state of Arkansas.