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Meet the Team: Mark Ramey

Mark RameyMark Ramey joined Whitman Global as vice president of client relationships in October 2021. A familiar face at Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) events in the Seattle area, Mark has extensive experience in the facilities services industry. He is responsible for building strong relationships with clients and ensuring their ongoing loyalty.

Mark and I have known each other through BOMA for 10 years and have been waiting for the right time to join forces,” said Lottie Whitman, northwest regional president at APEX Surface Care, the parent company of Whitman. “He is known all over town for his personality, core values and experience. I am confident that he will be a pivotal member of the Whitman family.” 

We sat down with Mark to welcome him to the Whitman team and learn more about him, both personally and professionally.

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am the seventh of 10 kids (six boys/ four girls) and was raised in Illinois. My wife, Rachael, and I have six kids (five girls/one boy) and will be celebrating our 30th anniversary in 2022. 

2. Why did you decide to join the Whitman team?

Having known Lottie Whitman for 10 years, I have the utmost respect for her and for the reputation Whitman Global has built in Seattle. With the merger with APEX, I’m excited about the growth we’ll achieve in Seattle and throughout the West Coast.

3. How has your past experience prepared you for your new role?

Over the past 10 years, I’ve forged strong relationships in BOMA Seattle as well as in Portland and Los Angeles. These connections will serve us well in achieving our growth targets. 

4. What are your hobbies?

Although I’m not great at it, I do like to putter a bit with woodworking projects. My wife and I love to travel and plan to tour Barcelona for our anniversary.  I’ve coached soccer for 18 years and love seeing the lights go on when the kids get it. 

5. What’s the most interesting article or book you’ve read lately?

The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, and two books by Thomas Sowell, The Quest for Cosmic Justice and Intellectuals and Society.

6. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Spicy hummus on toast with avocado, sweet onions, a fried egg and a dash of Sriracha.

7. What’s on your bucket list?

Taking a hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti, touring Patagonia, and building a 5,000-square-foot log home on 20 acres in the Pacific Northwest.