Mark Wetmore ‘81
Mark was a very accomplished runner during his high school and college years. His dedication to running today has made him renowned in the world of track and field.
He was a member of the varsity track and field, cross-country and bowling teams throughout high school. Mark was the Wayne County League Champion in cross-country and competed in the NYS Championships in 1980. He graduated with four school records for track and field (three of which still stand today). He was named MVP for both track and cross-country and was named “Most Outstanding Performer” for track.
After graduating as Valedictorian of his class in 1981, Mark attended Cornell University where he was a four-year member of the varsity cross-country, indoor track and outdoor track teams. He graduated in 1985 with a degree in History and then attended Boston University’s School of Law, graduating in 1991. Mark has been a member of the Massachusetts’s Bar and U.S. Supreme Court Bar since 1991.
After a few years as a defense attorney he started Global Athletics & Marketing, Inc. in September of 1993. The company is one of the leading athlete-representation and event-marketing firms in the world. As President and CEO, his company manages more than seventy athletes from eleven countries, two-thirds of whom competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics, winning an impressive ten medals including six gold. Its clientele has included more than two dozen Olympic and World Championship medalists as well as four World Cross Country champions and winners of 13 major international marathons.
Mark’s company also produced the Reebok Boston Indoor Games, an annual event telecast on ESPN for the past eleven years. This event is known as one of the premier indoor meets in the world. In 2007, GM&A will produce the most prestigious track meet in the world as the Millrose Games celebrates its 100th Anniversary, which will telecast on NBC.
Mark lives in Boston although he spends more time traveling across the world promoting athletes and events. Mark’s donation of new track and field uniforms to the school last year reinforced the bond he still has with his alma mater.