Mark Wheeler, B.S.,’89; MBA
Chief Operating Officer of The York Water Company
Mark Wheeler is the chief operating officer of The York Water Company in York, Pennsylvania. The York Water Company, founded in 1816, is the country’s oldest investor-owned utility.
Wheeler has an extensive management background in various manufacturing and service industries, working for both publicly held global corporations and privately-owned businesses. He has served as chief financial officer of multiple organizations.
He has a special connection to Penn State York as he joined the Penn State York Advisory Board in 2011, and for more than a decade has shared his expertise and played an active role in promoting the campus and serving on committees to help the campus grow. In addition, Wheeler served as chair of the advisory board in 2019 and 2020, and now serves as the immediate past chair.
A graduate of Red Lion High School, Wheeler earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Penn State and an MBA from York College of Pennsylvania.
Active in the community, Wheeler has served in a number of capacities including past treasurer and allocations chair of the United Way, advisory board member of the Red Lion Area Educational Foundation, a mentor for Mentorship York, and is the current president of the board at the Country Club of York.
Wheeler was awarded the Distinguished Service Award in 2014 by the United Way of York County and was honored as the CFO of the Year in 2013 by the “Central Pennsylvania Business Journal.”
He resides in Red Lion, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Tonja and two youngest sons. Oldest son Adam is a graduate of Penn State, Cameron just completed his sophomore year at Penn State York and his youngest son, Cooper, is a rising junior in high school.