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Mark Landon

Profile Updated: May 16, 2021
Mark Landon
Mark Landon

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Mark Landon

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Mark Landon

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Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In:
Scottsdale, AZ USA
Spouse/Partner:
Kimberly Johnson Landon
Occupation:
VP, Health Systems with SunMed ( acquired Salter Labs)
Children:
Ashlee 39, single lives and works in Scottsdale, AZ.
Alli 36, single, graduated from ASU with a More…degree in Criminal Justice. She lives in Scottsdale and works for Wells Fargo Bank in the fraud prevention department, Internal Affairs
Alex 29, Quality Operations (Web Administrator) with ASD Healthcare (Amerisource Bergen HC), lives in Scottsdale with her sister Alli. Is doing her job with ASD remotely.
My Dad passed on January 25, 2021. He would have been 98 on May 11th. My Mom passed away on May 23, 2017. She would have been 94 on June 15, 2017
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I was a 4 year student athlete 4 at Duke University (football) and graduated in 1975. After graduation I became an assistant football coach, both at Duke and at the University of Virginia. I received my Masters of Education, in Guidance and Counseling from Duke, during this period.
In 1981 I joined American Hospital Supply as a sales representative and began a career in Healthcare which has lasted 39 years - American Hospital Supply, Baxter Healthcare, Allegiance Healthcare and Cardinal Health. In reality, because of mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs, essentially the same company.
I work today with SunMed, a small medical device manufacturer owned by Dempsey Ventures, a private investment firm. Dempsey is owned by a gentleman that worked for me when I was a Regional President with Baxter in Phoenix in 1994. I have been involved with private equity owned companies since 2004.
Kim and I have moved back to Scottsdale after 7 years in the Dallas area (Frisco). Now that all 3 girls are in Arizona this is where we want to be, at least 51% of the year.
We are looking forward to a final retirement in the next several years when Dempsey sells SunMed. We plan to split time between Scottsdale and Wilmington, NC. ( closer to the DC area which we have always missed)

School Story:

High School was a great time for me. I developed some wonderful friendships and started to learn a little about what life has in store. I parlayed high school athletic and academic success into a great college experience at Duke University. The Duke environment helped me to forge myself into the successful business person and family man that I am today. It was through Duke that I met my wife. Actually my wife, Kim, is the younger sister of my 4 year college roommate and Duke Football teammate, Mark Johnson. Both Mark and Kim graduated from Oxon Hill High School in Prince Georges County in 1971 and 1972 respectively.
Success is always built upon preparation, hard work and perseverance-- WJ provided a laboratory for me to hone those skills. For that opportunity I will always be grateful.
One regret that I have always had is not having had the opportunity to spend significant time in the DC/Maryland area. I have had to work to stay connected to my WJ experience and my good high school friends.
On a very positive note I have been able to reconnect with my oldest friend, George Pratt. George and I met in the 3rd grade have been friends ever since. He was an usher in our wedding, a high school teammate and the very best of friends. Through no fault of anyone we became disconnected for many years until about 10 years ago. We have redoubled our efforts and now communicate on a regular basis, much to my extreme pleasure. George and I have much in common and i look forward to seeing much more of George, Sandra and his kids in our mutual retirement in the not to distant future. This also can be said for Jack, Doug, Paul, Billy and John. Great friends and wonderful guys.

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Posted on: May 21, 2021 at 6:10 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARK! Look forward to catching up with you one of these days when we organize a get-together!

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Happy Birthday. Hope that you and Cindy are doing well. Let’s hope for a 50th reunion as soon as possible. All the Best.

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Posted on: May 01, 2021 at 6:44 AM

Happy Birthday. Hope all is good with the family. Let’s all hope that things get back to normal soon.
Walking on the beach yesterday and passed a gentleman wearing a T-Shirt with the statement, 2020 SUCKED. I asked him if he had placed a patent on it. Might be worth it if one is in the business.
All the Best.

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Happy Birthday. Hope all is well.

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Posted on: Apr 26, 2021 at 8:17 AM

Happy Birthday. I hope that you and the family are doing well.
Sorry to hear that our reunion has been put off until next year. At some point we need to get back to living our lives as we would do normally. Not surprising however given the DC venue.
At any rate, enjoy your day. As my mother in law used to say, “Today is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be thankful for it.”
All the Best.

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Mar 25, 2021 at 8:51 PM

Happy Birthday. Have a great day. Hope to see you at the 50th reunion whenever that finally gets scheduled.
All the Best

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Mar 09, 2021 at 8:04 AM

Happy Birthday. Have a wonderful day. Big year! 50 years from the halcyon days of the spring of 1971.
Be well and Be Safe

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Happy Birthday. Are your birthdays better now that you are retired?

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Teammates for dinner at Morton's in Bethesda.
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Posted on: Feb 14, 2021 at 1:56 PM

For those of you who knew my Dad i wanted to let you know that he passed away on January 25, 2021. He lived in a Nursing Home in Camden Maine. Because of the Covid-19 travel restrictions, along with the 'no visitation' rules for the Nursing Homes, I had not seen my Dad, face to face, since 12.21.2019. The Nursing Home called and said that " you should come as soon as possible for a 'COMPASSIONATE VISIT'. I left Scottsdale the next morning but my Dad was gone by the time that I arrived. I missed saying good-bye which will trouble me for a long time. One of the less known side effects of this pandemic are these restrictions place upon family members. I think that there aught to have been a better way. My advice, for what it is worth, don't wait and don't take no for an answer - find a way. I will always wish that I had done so.

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Happy Birthday. Hope that you are doing well.

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Posted on: Feb 13, 2021 at 9:09 AM

Happy Birthday.

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Posted on: Jan 23, 2021 at 10:06 AM

Happy Birthday. One the first of our classmates celebrating their birthday in the 50th year post graduation. Your births is special and 2021 is also special.
Have a great day. Stay safe.

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Teammates for dinner at Morton's in Bethesda.
Posted: Dec 19, 2020 at 11:53 AM
Mark & Kim 1975 Phi Delt Beach Weekend
Posted: Dec 16, 2019 at 1:07 PM
Duke Freshman Team backfield - 1971 now 48 years later
Posted: Jun 23, 2019 at 8:26 AM
Outside of Assisi, Italy - the home of St. Francis of Assisi. Long time business friends and a great trip to Umbria, Italy.
Posted: Jun 23, 2019 at 8:23 AM
66th Birthday at the Abbadia Celestina resort near Perugia, Italy
Posted: Dec 29, 2018 at 10:37 AM
Kim and Mark dining at the Le Cinq in Paris for our 43rd wedding anniversary
Posted: Jan 28, 2019 at 7:09 AM
Mark & Kim in May 1975 - just got engaged
Posted: Oct 01, 2017 at 12:51 PM
My Dad and I at his apartment in Camden, ME. He is a life long Democrat, his son a Republican.
He enjoys the New Yorker and myself the National Review