Our founder and CEO Mark Voner brings to Veterans Development Corporation, Inc. strong leadership, decades of construction experience, a strong industry network, and a commitment to delivering creative approaches to construction project challenges. He is also passionate about giving back to the Veterans community.
In addition to managing Veterans Development Corporation, Inc. Mr. Voner is the Director of Public Relations for Asian Affairs for Moore’s Marauders, the volunteer group founded by Ken Moore. Moore’s Marauders searches for the remains of the estimated 92,000 MIA and/or POW service people.
In October 2009, Mr. Voner and Moore’s Marauder team leader Ryan Bach were sent to China to sign a Historic Agreement between the United States and China to search for the remains of SSgt. William Lynch, a WWII Marine from Dorchester, Massachusetts and the last Marine unaccounted for in China. The group believes they have found the remains of SSgt. Lynch and will bring an archeological team to China in the fall of 2010.
Mr. Voner, who comes from a family of career service personnel, began serving his country in 1981, when he joined the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in Beirut, Lebanon from 1982 – 1983 and was honorably discharged in 1984. Once he returned home to the Boston area, he began working for his father’s construction company, where he worked his way up to managing in the field and estimating projects – a skill at which he excelled.
Mr. Voner is a recipient of the U.S. Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, one of the oldest decorations still issued to active duty personnel.