Mark W. Bitz
Mark W. Bitz is a successful entrepreneur, author, and community leader. Mr. Bitz was president of Plainville Farms. Under his tenure, the company won awards from the American Culinary Institute and to receive the American Humane Association. In 2007, Mr. Bitz sold the company and then cofounded the Northeast's largest organic crop operation, Central New York Feeds, Inc.
Bitz received his BS in economic development from Purdue University and earned his MS in agricultural economics from Cornell University, where he also and completed the coursework and exams toward a PhD in public policy analysis.
Bitz has published one book before the Flourish series, Creating a Prosperous New York State: Making Elected Officials Accountable for New York's Performance Relative to Other States.
Mark resides in Naples, Florida, with his wife, Leokadia. They have two sons, two daughters-in-law, and a granddaughter.