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GMA/FirstPoint Names Mark Prince as President & CEO
Guilford Merchants Association and FirstPoint, Inc. has named G. Mark Prince as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 1, 2012. Prince succeeds Michael F. Bumpass who is retiring after more than 24 years at the helm of the organization
April 17, 2012, (Greensboro, NC)
Mark will be responsible for leading the 106 year-old local business membership association and FirstPoint, Inc., its affiliated credit information, accounts receivables management,association managementand background screening operation. Prince currently serves as Sr. Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for FirstPoint’s Collection Resources division.
A Wilmington, NC native, Mark is an experienced financial, operational and strategic business executive with a 20+ year track record of successful organizational leadership. After earning both his undergraduate degree and MBA from East Carolina University, Mark began his career with Bank of America in commercial lending and branch management. Over the years, he held a variety of senior management roles in the finance and healthcare industries including Chief Operating Officer/Equity Owner of AmSol, a national physician practice management company based in High Point, NC. Prior to joining the FirstPoint team in 2010, Mark served as Senior Director of MedQuest/Novant Healthcare in Winston-Salem, NC.
Since coming to FirstPoint, Mark’s diverse array of experience has proven valuable in his ability to effectively lead his division. 2011 was recognized as one of the most successful years in recent history for the Collections operation.
Mark has been actively involved in a variety of professional and community organizations throughout his career and has served on numerous corporate and charitable Boards of Directors. He has also been an active volunteer with United Way, the Annual Walk for Hope and enjoys coaching youth sporting activities. Mark resides in Oak Ridge, NC with his wife and three children.
Mike Bumpass, the organization’s retiring leader, says, “I could not be more pleased than to have Mark Prince selected to succeed me. I have had the pleasure of working with him over the past year and a half and he is a consummate business leader with a talent for staff development as well as a strong commitment to customers. I have no doubt GMA/FirstPoint will enjoy many more successes.”
Regarding his new role, Mark says, “I am excited to have the opportunity to lead this extremely talented organization. Mike Bumpass will always be credited with establishing impeccable professionalism and employee integrity while maintaining an outstanding reputation in the communities and industries we serve. As his successor, I plan to work diligently with the management team and employees to capitalize on the momentum he has created over the past 25 years.”