From the time he was 16, Mark Tedford worked every summer at his family’s insurance agency. He got his bachelor’s degree from Missouri Southern University and worked part-time at the agency has he earned his MBA from the University of Tulsa.
After graduation in 1994, high-profile firms tried to lure him away, but Mark’s loyalty and legacy led him to take a full-time position at Tedford Insurance. He appreciated the opportunity to work alongside his father and brother, while recognizing the pressure to prove oneself as a 2nd generation family businessman.
Mark tends to clients personally, as well as leads the staff. He takes every opportunity to mentor other employees, sharing the same wisdom his father shared with him as he was coming up in the family business. Mark has a passion for providing superior service and giving back to the community.
Mark Tedford is committed to finding ways to give back to the communities that have fueled the growth of his family’s business throughout the decades. Along with significant involvement in local Chambers of Commerce, Mark and Tedford Insurance support the Tulsa Christmas Parade each year and this year, they chose to support “Joy in the Cause”, a local non-profit organization that provides care, compassion, joy, and one personal act of kindness at a time.
Mark also has a personal passion for exploring Christian Apologetics.