Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science
Mark Bledsoe received both his Bachelor of Science and his Master of Science degrees from Texas A&M University – Texarkana; he has been active in serving both the community and region in which he lives throughout his career. Mark joined United Way of Greater Texarkana (UWGT) as President and CEO in July of 2014. Prior to joining the UWGT, Mark served as Vice President of Operation for the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce (TCOC) for nearly five years tackling a variety of projects aimed at bettering Texarkana, USA's quality of life. Mark enjoyed a successful career in real estate for 12 years as a broker/owner of one of Texarkana’s largest firms, prior to joining the TCOC. Throughout his career, he has been active in serving both his community and the region. Mr. Bledsoe is a lifelong resident of the Texarkana, Twin Cities area. Beyond service on the TAMUT Alumni Association Board, Mark actively serves on the Texarkana College Office Careers Advisory Board. Besides the academic boards, Mark is a board member of Texarkana Area Community Foundation, Keep Texarkana Beautiful and Executive Directors Forum. He is currently a member of Kiwanis and F&AM, Masonic Lodge #341. Mark is a '91 graduate of Leadership Texarkana. He has been active as a soccer coach in the Texarkana Soccer Association along with being a basketball coach in both the Pleasant Grove Youth Association (PGYA) & TISD Intramurals. Mark is married to Keely (Williams), and they have two wonderful daughters, Blaire & Marlee. Mark and his family attend Williams Memorial United Methodist Church.