Mark T. McQueen has been City Manager for the City of Panama City since September 2018. In this role, Mark serves as the city’s chief administrative officer and manages the daily operations of government. In the wake of Hurricane Michael in October 2018, McQueen has worked closely with the Mayor, City Commission, and city staff to help lead Panama City’s recovery as the premier city in the Florida Panhandle.
Prior to his service with the City, McQueen spent 36 years with the U.S Army, retiring as a two-star general. His last assignment was as the Commanding General of the 108th Training Command (IET) headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he was responsible for more than 8,000 Soldiers in 44 states and Puerto Rico.
McQueen is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq, and Operation Joint Endeavor in Bosnia. His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and Combat Action Badge.
Originally from Fort Belvoir, Virginia, McQueen is a resident of Southport, Florida and is married to the former Karen Lynette McLeod. They have two children, Taylor and Thomas. Additionally, McQueen previously served as the Business Administrator at First Baptist Church in Panama City, Florida.
McQueen earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Auburn University, a Master of Science in Counseling and Human Development from Troy State University and a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College. Additionally, Mark completed the National Security Studies Program at George Washington University and the Senior Executives in National and International Security Program at the Harvard University Kennedy School.