Mark Rockefeller

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Mark Rockefeller
Born Mark Fitler Rockefeller
1967
Education Deerfield Academy
Alma mater Princeton University
Harvard University
Spouse(s) Renee Anne Anisko (m. 1998)
Parent(s) Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller
Margaretta "Happy" Fitler
Relatives See Rockefeller family

Mark Fitler Rockefeller (born 1967) is a fourth-generation member of the Rockefeller family. He is the younger son of former U.S. Vice President Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (1908–1979) and Happy Rockefeller. Rockefeller was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in 2010.[1]

Early life[edit]

Rockefeller was raised at Kykuit, the central mansion at the Pocantico family estate in Westchester County in New York State. He is an alum of the Buckley School, Deerfield Academy, and Princeton University, and he received an M.B.A. from Harvard University's Graduate School of Business Administration.[2] He played football, basketball, and baseball at Deerfield, and played football at Princeton as a walk-on.[3]

Career[edit]

Rockefeller and his wife own South Fork Properties (South Fork Lodge, situated an hour from Jackson Hole) and South Fork Outfitters, both in Swan Valley, Idaho.[4] He has served as an associate in the Acquisition Finance Group at Chase Securities, Inc. and was elected chairman of the non-profit organization, Historic Hudson Valley, in November 1999.[2] Historic Hudson Valley was founded in 1951 as Sleepy Hollow Restorations by his grandfather, John D. Rockefeller Jr.; Rockefeller's older brother, Nelson Rockefeller Jr., also serves on its Board.[5]

In 2013 it was revealed by the New York Post that Rockefeller received up to $342,634 in taxpayer money for owning unused farmland.[6]

Personal life[edit]

In 1998, he married Renee Anne Anisko (born 1968) at the Church of the Magdalene in Pocantico Hills. Renee received a law degree cum laude from Temple University.[4] They have 4 children[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 Board of Directors. Archived 2010-06-25 at the Wayback Machine. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Retrieved October 25, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "About Sponsor Direct - Management Team". Sponsor Direct, LLC. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  3. ^ William N. Wallace (15 October 1988). "College Football Notebook; Many Points Likely at Army". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ a b "Weddings; Renee Anisko, Mark Rockefeller". The New York Times. 17 May 1998. 
  5. ^ "Rockefeller Named Chairman of Historic Hudson Valley". Historic Hudson River Towns – official website. Half Moon Press. December 1999. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "A load of crop". NYPost. Ny Post. Jan 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  7. ^ http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/12/05/t-magazine/the-reinvention-of-beige.html