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Mr. Mark Cramer, JD

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Mr. Mark Cramer, JD


Mark Cramer serves as Secretary of the CMOTM and in that capacity as Chair of the Board’s Governance and Nominations Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee. Cramer has been a member of the Board since 2019 and has served as Vice Chair and Chair of the Board, as well as Chair of the CEO Search Committee that recruited the organization’s first CEO. He has been deeply involved in reviewing and updating the Bylaws of the CMOTM, in assisting with successful efforts to secure construction funding from the State of North Carolina, as well as the start-up the activities of the Al Gray Marine Leadership Forum.

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 served in the Reagan Administration as General Counsel of the U.S. Government Printing Office, and after moving to Charlotte, NC, as Vice President of a real estate development firm and Executive Director of the Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition. He later served as Secretary, Counsel and Federal Liaison for the N.C. Global TransPark Authority.
He was a co-founder and 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. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and of the University of Virginia School of Law.