Mark Thomas

Eastern Sales Director

Magazine publishing has been my profession for my entire adult life. In my career I have been fortunate to work for two outstanding publications, Sports Illustrated and Bloomberg Markets. I still enjoy reading both.

My wife and I recently moved from our home in New York City to settle in North Carolina. We loved living in New York, but since our daughter moved to San Francisco and our son lives in Beijing we decided we were ready for a change of pace and climate.

The wide-open spaces and beautiful weather brought us to North Carolina, plus my wife is from Greensboro so it has always felt like home here.

When I was 12 years old, my parents bought me a Rupp mini-bike and to this day it goes unchallenged as my “best gift ever.” Working for RoadRUNNER Magazine mixes my long-dormant lifelong interest in motorcycles with my passion for magazines and advertising sales.

I am a graduate of Syracuse University and follow their football and basketball seasons passionately. With Syracuse joining the ACC, I have perfectly timed my move to North Carolina. My favorite sport has always been hockey and I played on teams until just a few years ago. Golf has always been a passion too.

My wife is a caterer and is restarting her business in Charlotte. We both have a love for good food and entertaining.