Gene Markowski was born in 1942 in WilkesBarre, Pa., and grew up in Plymouth, Pa. He graduated in 1960 from St. Vincent’s High School, where he played baseball and basketball. He received a B.S. degree
in engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., and an M.B.A. from Business School. Gene joined the United States Army Harvard Business School. Gene joined the United States Army in 1964 and attended airborne, ranger and helicopter schools. He went on to serve in Viet Nam with the 1st Air Cavalry, becoming an aviation company commander. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star, the Air Medal and the Commendation Medal. He began his business career with Ford Motor Company as a financial analyst and then joined Newsweek magazine, becoming budget director, business manager and chief financial officer of the international edition. He then joined RCB International, an investment company, becoming chief financial officer and chief operating officer. He
later served in the same capacity at Northern Trust Global Advisors. Prior to retiring in 2015, he was with Federal Street Partners, LLC as a partner and chief operating officer. Gene and his wife Bonnie live in Darien and have two adult children and three grandchildren. He is a member of Wee Burn Country Club, Tokeneke Club and Lost Tree Club. He enjoys golf, tennis, paddle tennis and bridge.