Mark E. Viator
Wife: Lori Viator Married: 28 years Lori works as a contract administrator for the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission - 4 Daughters; 2 Grandsons
Amanda Bryant – 27; Married to Brad Bryant; lives in Nederland and works for the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission. Grandsons: Baylen – 4 and Bryson – 3
Erin Viator – 24; lives in Austin and works as a Sales Representative for Dell Computers
Bethany Viator - 20; lives at home; Sophomore at Lamar University; works as a receptionist for CB&I
Whitney Viator - 17; lives at home; attends Legacy Christian Academy
Church: Friendship Church of Beaumont,
Education: Bachelor of Science Speech Communications
- Pastor, Friendship Church of Beaumont
- President, Partnership Strategies, LLC - Consultant
- Former Mgr. of Human Resources and Public/Government Affairs, BASF Corp.
- Texas Chemical Council, Member of the Advocacy Committee
Hobbies, Special Interests:
- Snow Skiing
- Community Service
Current Community Involvement:
Chairman, Recovery Coalition of Southeast Texas
Vice President, Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce
Vice Chairman, Legislative Affairs Committee, Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce
Chairman, Government Affairs Committee, Golden Triangle Business Roundtable
Board Member, Southeast Texas Emergency Relief Fund
Board Member, Julie Roger’s Gift of Life Program
Member, Beaumont Independent School District Citizen’s Advisory Committee
Member, Texas Association of Business (TAB)
- 29 years in the Petrochemical Industry
- 24 years in the ministry; 15 years as Pastor, Friendship Church
- Founder and President of Brother to Brother, a non-profit organization that led over 100 churches toward racial reconciliation.
- Founder and Former Co-Chairman of Miracle Match for Life, a partnership between Gulf Coast Marrow Donor Program, Life Share Blood and the Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program. The program added over 4,500 marrow donors to the marrow registry and raised over $350,000 in four years.
- After Hurricane Rita, appointed Chairman of the Recovery Coalition of SETX. In conjunction with local, state and federal elected officials secured over 502.5 million of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and $88 million in Health and Human Services funds for the state of Texas.