Our Leadership

Leading with Insight

Mark Peterson Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Mark A. Peterson is Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for the Company. Mr. Peterson has served as Chief Financial Officer since 2006 and was the Vice President of Accounting and Administration from 2004 to 2006.


SELF-ASSESSMENT:
“Competitive, hard-working, thorough, and good at building and being part of a team.”

FAVORITE BUSINESS BOOK?
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t, by Jim Collins. This book speaks to the importance of humility of the leader and teaches that building strong teams does more than doing it alone.”

DESCRIBE THE COMPANY’S STYLE.
“We have a very unique chemistry at EPR, one that relies on being self-motivated to do your personal best while recognizing the need to work together as a team. There is an inherent trust in one another. As a result, we accomplish more with fewer people.”

 PLACES VISITED THAT CHANGED YOUR LIFE?
“Fishing in northern Minnesota and Canada. Being out in the middle of God’s country is a wonderful way to eliminate the clutter in everyday life and think about what is important.”

Education

B.S. in Accounting, University of Illinois, Highest Honors
Certified Public Accountant in the state of Missouri

Prior Professional Experience

1998–2004: Vice President, American Italian Pasta Co.
1995–1998: Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, J.C. Nichols Co.
1990–1995: Senior Audit Manager, Donnelly Meiners Jordan Kline
1986–1990: Audit Senior, Arthur Andersen & Co.

Memberships

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants
Treasurer and Board Member: St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School
Past President: Carriage Country Club