Board/Staff Profiles:

Mr. Mark Cramer, JD

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Mr. Mark Cramer, JD

Immediate Past Chair

Founder of our organization’s Bylaws, Vice Chair Mark Cramer, has been serving as Acting Chair of the Board since former Chair Dick Vercauteren’s hospitalization in late April. Cramer has been a member of the Board since 2019 and Vice Chair since 2020. He also serves as Chair of the CEO Search Committee and has been instrumental in the start-up the activities of Al Gray Civic Institute.

Cramer is an attorney and for over 42 years has had a career encompassing legal representation and executive leadership of private, nonprofit and governmental organizations at the local, state and federal levels.

He was a co-founder and later served for seven years as President of the Institute for Defense and Business and the Center of Excellence in Logistics and Technology (LOGTECH) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, during which time he also was an adjunct faculty member of the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Cramer is currently a Senior Advisor for FTI Consulting’s Supply Chain Global Solutions Practice. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and a former member of the Administrative Conference of the United States, the N.C. General Statutes Commission and the Electoral College. Admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar, he is also a member of the Bar in North Carolina, the District of Columbia and Florida.