American Seniors Board of Directors

Known nationally as "the conservative alternative to the AARP," the American Seniors Association works hard to fulfill its mission to provide seniors with the choices, information, and services they need to live healthier, wealthier lives.

Meet our board of directors, who are working hard to protect the rights of American Seniors.

Paul Cornell

Paul Cornell - Chief Executive Officer and Chairman

Paul Cornell is a securities industry consultant with 30 years of experience. He began his career as a financial advisor in 1985 and quickly rose to branch manager holding multiple licenses, including compliance officer. In the late 1990's after getting a taste of the IPO and mergers and acquisitions markets and at the request of several public clients he left the retail markets to form American Financial Media, Inc. (AMF), a successful consulting business serving public and private companies. In 2005 near the end of the "dot com" boom Mr. Cornell sold the company to be able to spend more time with his family and to pursue other personal interests.

While he has been semi retired since the sale of his consulting business, Mr. Cornell still advises limited clients and is widely regarded as an expert in shareholder relations and compliance matters.

Mark Wingate

Mark D. Wingate - President and Board Member

Mr. Wingate began his financial services career in 1972 at the First National Bank of Atlanta in the BankAmericard division, known now as Visa as he was continuing his education at Georgia State University. He has been in financial services for over 40 years holding senior and executive management positions at Visa, Equifax and his own consulting firm. His experience extends from card management to transaction processing software applications where he worked with an array of clients around the world.

During his career, he was a host and presenter at numerous industry events. He has been on panels of experts ranging from marketing to operational efficiencies in payment services. In the mid 2000’s, he transitioned into his own consulting firm assisting clients with turnaround efforts and effective management.

Currently his focus is directed at bringing together buyers and sellers for investments and loans while steadily managing his own investment portfolio and new opportunities. He resides in Georgia and has three grown children and three grandchildren.