Employee Spotlight- Mark Widder- Business Development –

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1.​ ​What​ ​is​ ​the​ ​biggest​ ​challenge​ ​you’ve​ ​faced​ ​professionally?

Dealing with people’s preconceived notions versus the real truth….and people’s patience.

2.Tell​ ​me​ ​a​ ​little​ ​about​ ​your​ ​family.

I am married for 37 years to Susan and have two daughters Jennifer and Valari. Jennifer is
married and has given me two wonderful grandkids…Logan and Maeve while Valari is getting
married this Sept 3….6 days away to a wonderful guy.
We have had golden retrievers for some 37 years and the latest is Sophie that is currently 8
years old and simply the best!

3.What​ ​is​ ​your​ ​favorite​ ​thing​ ​to​ ​do​ ​on​ ​a​ ​day​ ​off?

Either get climbed on by my grandkids or playing golf…followed by hanging at the beach.

4.What​ ​is​ ​the​ ​best​ ​piece​ ​of​ ​advice​ ​you’ve​ ​ever​ ​received?
No one in business likes surprises…even good ones!

5.If​ ​you​ ​could​ ​choose​ ​only​ ​one​ ​descriptive​ ​word​ ​to​ ​be​ ​remembered​ ​as,​ ​what​ ​would​ ​it​ ​be?


6.If​ ​you​ ​could​ ​have​ ​a​ ​super​ ​power,​ ​what​ ​would​ ​it​ ​be?

To see inside people’s souls.

7.What​ ​is​ ​your​ ​greatest​ ​talent​ ​that​ ​you​ ​don’t​ ​utilize​ ​in​ ​your​ ​daily​ ​work​ ​life?

I am a world class air guitarist.

8.If​ ​you​ ​could​ ​choose​ ​any​ ​other​ ​profession​ ​to​ ​be​ ​successful​ ​in,​ ​what​ ​would​ ​it​ ​be?

Two choices:
Professional golfer
member of Academia

9.What​ ​local​ ​non-profit​ ​organization(s)​ ​are​ ​you​ ​passionate​ ​about​ ​or​ ​involved​ ​with,​ ​and
are​ ​there​ ​any​ ​special​ ​reasons​ ​why?
Breast Cancer as we have lost too many family members to this disease.

10.What​ ​is​ ​your​ ​favorite​ ​book​ ​or​ ​the​ ​last​ ​good​ ​book​ ​you​ ​read?
Anything by Nelson DeMille