National Advisory Council

Mark H. Willes

Mark H. Willes

Membership Information:

Member Since: 1979


Laura F. Willes


Job Title: CEO, Retired
Company: Precision Time
Location: Utah, United States


  • media management


Mark H. Willes is the former president and CEO of Deseret Management Corporation. He retired as chairman, president, and CEO of Times Mirror in April 2000. He was publisher of the Los Angeles Times from October 1997 to June 1999. Mark has also served as President, COO, and eventually Vice Chairman of General Mills, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Vice President of the Philadelphia Federal Reserve, and as a professor at the Wharton School of Business. He earned his bachelor's degree from Columbia University and his PhD from the Columbia Graduate School of Business. Mark and Laura have five children.