Dr. Mark Green
Dr. Mark Green currently serves as a Tennessee State Senator, serving District 22 (Houston, Montgomery and Stewart Counties). Mark serves as the Vice-Chair of the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee as well as a member of the Judiciary and State and Local Government Committees. He is also the Chaplain of the Senate GOP Caucus where he authors a weekly devotion.
In his civilian life, Dr. Green is the president and CEO of Align MD (www.alignmd.com), an emergency department and urgent care management and staffing company based in Clarksville, TN. Mark also founded Align MD Foundation, also in Clarksville, TN, which provides healthcare to underserved populations throughout the world.
Prior to this, Mark served as President of Emergency Services Network, also an ER staffing company. While working with ESN, Dr. Green also served as the Vice Chief of Staff of Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville, TN where he directed the hospital’s quality management program.
Before joining ESN, and in his last assignment as an active duty soldier from 2004 – 2006, Dr. Green served as the emergency department medical director for Fort Campbell, KY’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. There he won awards for patient satisfaction, and efficiency.
Dr. Green’s military career actually began as an infantry officer. From 1987 – 1990 he served as a rifle platoon leader, scout platoon leader and battalion personnel officer in the 194th Separate Armor Brigade at Fort Knox, KY. Following the infantry officer’s advanced course then Captain Green served as a battalion supply officer and an airborne rifle company commander in the famed 82nd Airborne Division.
Just prior to the capture of Saddam
In 1986, then Second Lieutenant Mark Green graduated West Point with a degree in quantitative business management. In addition to his degree from West Point, Mark has a Masters Certificate from the University of Southern California in Information Systems, and his medical degree from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
His military awards include the Bronze Star, The Air Medal, The Air Medal with “V” device for valor under heavy enemy fire, the Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, The Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Joint Services Achievement Medal, the Combat Medical Badge, the US Army Ranger Tab, US Army Flight Surgeons’ Wings, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Senior Parachutists Badge and the Air Assault Badge.
Dr. Green graduated from High School in Monticello, MS. His first job was at age 12 working on a farm. He mowed lawns in middle school and worked at jobs from bagging groceries to serving as a radio disk jockey. Mark’s small town roots helped him formulate the values that guided him over his lifetime. Dr. Green’s father, who lost his right arm to cancer when Mark was in first grade, still serves as a pastor of a small Baptist church.
In 1989, Dr. Green met and married the love of his life Camilla Joy Guenther. Camie and Mark have two lovely children, Alexa age 20, a sophomore at Austin Peay University, and Mitchell age 17, a junior at Clarksville High School. Mark and Camie recently celebrated 24 years of marriage.
The Green Family
As the CEO and founder of a health care company, Dr. Green understands the challenges facing businesses in these difficult economic times. He has added $4 million in new jobs to our communities and understands how to lead people and organizations toward success. As a physician, he recognizes the need for government to stay out of the patient – physician relationship, and is uniquely prepared to take on the challenges of our state’s TennCare program. As a consumer of education, Mark’s daughter attends Austin Peay University and his son, Clarksville High School, Dr. Green understands the need to invest in teachers as means of investing in our children. An Army Veteran, with trips to Iraq and Afghanistan, Dr. Green fully comprehends the challenges and needs of our nation’s military. He also understands the War on Terror as only one who fought it can. As a social conservative Dr. Green recognizes the need to fight for the rights of the unborn with compassion for the mothers caught in difficult circumstances. Mark’s work in Ethiopia through his foundation adds to his international and cultural experience, but more importantly it shows that Dr. Green understands “to whom has been given much, much will be expected.”
There are many words to describe Mark:
Follower of Christ, husband, father, student, volunteer, business leader, army ranger, physician, entrepreneur, philanthropist…