Mark Norton is a Georgia native and lives in Conyers. He came to the Georgia Department of Agriculture Food Safety Division in 1987. He is active in numerous food safety organizations including the Association of Food & Drug Officials, Association of Food and Drug Officials of the Southern States, International Association for Food Protection, Georgia Association for Food Protection and the Georgia Environmental Health Association. Commissioner Black appointed him Director of the Licensing Division on May 1, 2013.
Mark received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree from The University of Georgia in 1983. He serves on the student recruitment committee of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Alumni Association. He is married to Cindy Norton who is the GDA Agritourism Manager. They are the proud parents of Josh, an Agribusiness undergraduate student at The University of Georgia. The family is active at the Conyers First United Methodist Church where Mark serves on the Board of Stewards.