Romney Institute Alumni Board

Mark Whittaker, EMPA 1989

Mark Whittaker, EMPA 1989

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Job Title: Technology Business Management Team
Company: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Location: Utah, United States


  • Reading - History, biographies and mysteries
  • Local college sports
  • Family history


Mark LeGrand Whittaker has worked for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Riverton, UT for over 7 years. His current title is Information Technology Business Management Analyst. Prior to working for the Church, Mark held various financial services leadership roles with American Express, Transportation Alliance Bank (TAB), Comdata and Proficio Bank.

Mark has been married to Beth Maryon Whittaker for over 35 years. They have 3 married children and two grandchildren. Beth and Mark have lived for many years in Kaysville, UT. Mark served in the France, Paris Mission and then obtained a bachelor’s degrees in French and Political Science, along with a Certificate in International Relations from the University of Utah. Mark completed his BYU Marriott School EMPA in 1989.

Interested in politics from an early age, Mark has been active in the Salt Lake and Davis County Republican Party. While at the U of U Mark was very active in the Hinckley Institute of Politics and worked at the US House of Representatives 2nd Congressional District Washington DC. office, Utah State Legislature and Salt Lake City Council. Mark continues to be involved in local and state political campaigns.

Mark enjoys reading books on US History and is working on a goal to read biographies of every US President. Mark keeps up his French language skills by reading mysteries and the Liahona in French. Other interests include family history, gardening, home repairs, cooking, church service and of course his two granddaughters.