International Alternate Vice President
Norfolk Southern GO 898 General Chairperson Mark H. Cook was elevated to the office of alternate vice president of the SMART Transportation Division by the division’s board of directors in April 2013.
A member of Local 783 in Salisbury, N.C., Cook was born August 2, 1957. He began his railroading career with Southern Railroad in Linwood, N.C., in September 1979.
After becoming interested in the affairs of his local, he was elected to the office of vice president. He went on to serve as both the local’s vice chairperson and chairperson.
He was elected to the position of assistant general chairperson of GO 898 in 2003 and re-elected in 2007. In 2011, he was elected to the office of general chairperson of the committee.
Cook was elevated to the office of alternate vice president to fill the vacancy created by Larry Barrilleaux, who retired Jan. 15. He was elected to the position by delegates in 2014.
Cook and and his wife, Danette, live in Maryville, Tenn. They have two sons, Myles and Jerad.