Mark Padgett graduated from LMU in 2000, receiving the Bachelor of Science in Biology. He continued his education and received the Master of Business Administration from LMU two years later. As an undergraduate, Padgett was a member of the Railsplitter basketball team.
Since completing his MBA, Padgett has found success in both the public and private sectors. While still a graduate student, Padgett became an integral member of Phil Bredesen’s gubernatorial campaign team in Knox County. After winning in a highly contested Knox County, Bredesen publicly lauded Padgett’s efforts. He went on to assume a position in state government under Governor Bredesen.
While in Nashville, Padgett developed a business plan for products that would assist city and county governments across the state and in 2005, that plan became eGovernment Solutions, LLC. Today, eGovernment Solutions provides numerous online services to counties across Tennessee that assists county clerks in meeting titling and registration needs. The company also became the first vendor to offer online car tag renewals.