Mark Womack, Executive Associate Commissioner, Southeastern Conference
Mark Womack joined the Southeastern Conference staff in 1978 upon graduation from the University of Alabama and has served the conference in numerous capacities ranging from Assistant Public Relations Director to Acting Commissioner.
His current duties include negotiating and monitoring television contracts for football, basketball and other conference sports; liaison between post-season bowls and member institutions (assisted in the development of the Bowl Championship Series); oversee the conference budget including the receipt and distribution of conference funds to member institutions; liaison with conference athletics directors; oversee operation of the SEC Football Championship Game and the Menâ€™s and Womenâ€™s Basketball Tournaments and conference scheduling for football and basketball.
Womack has served on the NCAA Championship/Competition Cabinet and is the former chairman of the NCAA Division 1 Football Bowl Licensing Subcommittee and is a member of the NCAA Football Issues Committee. He is a member of the Board of Directors of NCAA Football and chairs the Budget and Finance Committee of NCAA Football.
Womack began his duties with the SEC as Assistant Public Relations Director with responsibility for publicizing all conference sports. In 1979 Womack was promoted to Assistant to the Commissioner for Information and Administration, continuing his media responsibilities as well as working in areas of eligibility and financial aid for sprig sports and office-wide administrative duties.
In 1981, Commissioner Boyd McWhorter named Womack Assistant Commissioner with responsibility for conference championships, meetings and office administration. In 1988, Womack served two months as Acting Commissioner for the SEC when Commissioner Harvey Schiller accepted the job of Executive Director of the United States Olympic Committee before deciding to return to the SEC. Upon his return he promoted Womack to Associate Commissioner. Womack again served the Conference as Acting Commissioner for four months during 1989-90 before Roy Kramer was hired as Commissioner in 1990. Kramer promoted Womack to Executive Associate Commissioner upon his arrival.
While at Alabama, Womack worked in the athletic departmentâ€™s sports information office for two years before receiving his degree in Communications with a major in Public Relations and a minor in Promotional Management. Womack grew up in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and attended Tuscaloosa High school where he was a three-year starter at quarterback, leading his team to the semifinals of the state championship his senior year.
Womack is married to the former Stephanie Keller and they are the parents of a nine-year old son, John David.