Chairman AND CEO, Transland
Drury University, B.A. in business administration and economics
It’s only fitting that the chairman and CEO of TransLand, a trucking company carrying goods across the nation, is well traveled himself. Before taking over the business founded by his parents, Mark Walker worked in Silicon Valley for SBC Communications and later led United Way Silicon Valley, roles he credits for his leadership skills and business acumen. Walker enjoys unwinding with a glass of wine on his patio while watching the sunset beside his wife, Mary. Rumor (and probably a few video cameras) has it that in 1995, Walker rocked a black sequined dress to perform a musical number to raise money for Ozarks Public Television.