Mark Rauch, a native of Houston, Texas, began his oil and gas training in the fields of East Texas after receiving a BBS in Finance from Northern Arizona University. Mark founded, and is current President of, Pipeline and Terminal Management in 1992, a company managing jet fuel storage and pipelines in Florida and Mississippi. He is the immediate past Treasurer and current Vice Chair of the Florida Energy Pipeline Association. Mark is a member of The National Institute for Storage Tank Management as well as The Florida Keys Area Contingence Committee, which work with the US Coast Guard. Since leaving the “mud” of Palestine, Texas, Mark has worked and consulted in a variety of industries from paint manufacturing, commercial real estate, and film processing; to pipeline and terminals management. A few of Mark’s philanthropic interests are: The United Way, Make-A -Wish Foundation, and, he has a fifteen-year volunteer relationship with The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo serving on the Judging Committee in a myriad of leadership and working roles.