Mark Anderson was elected November 4, 2014 and is serving his first term as a Queen Anne’s County Commissioner representing District 4.
Mark graduated from University of Maryland, BS in Education 1966 and was recognized as a distinguished alumni by College of Education, 1995-96. Mark is a member of the Terrapin Club for almost 40 years and served on Board of Directors for 3 years
Mark was hired to work for Enjay Fibers and Laminates Division, Odenton, Maryland after graduating from University of Maryland in June, 1966. After working his way up in the company for 8 years, he was promoted to Human Resources Manager.
In 1974, Mark was a member of 9 top managers who with a venture capital
group from in Cleveland acquired the Nevamar Division from its parent
company, Exxon. Nevamar Corporation was the first leveraged buyout of
consequence in Maryland. Mark was thereafter promoted to Vice President
for Human Resources. After 16 years of operation as a privately held
company, the investor group sold the business to International Paper in
May, 1990. Mark stayed with International Paper’s laminate division in
charge of the human relations function until retiring in 1995.
Mark’s responsibilities as Vice President Human Resources Manager with Nevamar Corporation included:
EEO and affirmative action
Employment and recruiting
Safety and security
Salary, wage and benefits
He received recognition from International Paper as one of the 5 best
performing Human Resource executives among all of their domestic
facilities during his stay with the Decorative Products Division in
Through his 29 years at the Odenton manufacturing firm, Mark also served
as the company representative of the West Anne Arundel County Chamber
of Commerce serving as President of the Chamber for 5 years during which
time the Chamber expanded from a single ZIP code organization to a
regional chamber tripling membership in 2 years.
Mark has served his QAC community through various memberships:
President of Plantation Lane Homeowners Association
Member of Kent Island Elks Lodge 2576 for 16 years, and served on the
Committee which dispensed over $1,000,000 to predominantly Queen Anne
charities in the past decade
Member of Kent Island American Legion, Post 278, SAL for 4 years
Life member of the Kent Island Heritage Society
Mark was also an active volunteer while living in Anne Arundel County, including:
Serving on the first Adequate Facilities Ordinance Committee which offered that County's first APFO
Member of the Charter Revision Commissions in 1980 and 1990
Chairman of the County's first Pension Oversight Committee
Member of the AACo Council Re-Districting Committee, 1990
Board Member of the Severn River Land Trust
Mark also co-founded 2 companies; Taylor Land Resources, Inc. (1988), a
sand and gravel operation in South Anne Arundel County and PST
Reclamation, Inc. (1990), construction and demolition debris landfill.
Both companies were sold to Sanifil in 1995.
Mark and his wife, Anne, have lived in Queen Anne County for 2 decades.
They enjoy spending time with their daughter and son-in-law (both
attorneys) and 2 rambunctious grandsons, Steven (age 9) and Luke (age
Mark’s hobbies include rescuing and showing Doberman
Pinschers, re-enacting historical battles from World War One, raising
Koi fish, and landscaping the grounds. His Forestry Agreement with the
State allows him to enjoy the wildlife on the property. He and his wife