Mark A. Fischer is the owner, acting manager, CEO and chairman of managers of the Board of Pointe Vista Development, LLC. Pointe Vista was formed in 2008 under his direction to develop a premier master planned regional destination resort community. For the past 9 years, he has fostered the growth and overseen Ponte Vista in the acquisition of land and amenity assets to achieve the original objective.
As a brief history of Mr. Fischer’s background, he graduated from Texas A&M University in 1972 with a bachelor’s degree with honors in Aerospace Engineering. He began his career with Humble Oil Company, now Exxon Company USA, where he held various engineering and supervisory positions. From 1977 until 1988, Mr. Fischer served as operations manager for TXO Production Corp. and for Slawson Exploration Company. In 1988, Mark founded Chaparral Energy, Inc. as a privately held independent oil and gas
production and exploration company with headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from its inception until his retirement in January 2017. The company at its peak in 2014, operated in 13 states, had an employee base of just under 800 people, annual revenue of $800 million and an enterprise valuation of $3.5 billion. Chaparral Energy, under Mr. Fischer’s guidance, was recognized as one of the fastest growing companies and has been an Oklahoma City Metro 50 award winner 8 times and Texas A&M Aggie 100 Award Winner 4 times. In 2012, Mark was a national finalist for the Ernest and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He is a recipient of both the Aerospace Department Distinguished Alumnus Award and the College of Engineering Outstanding Alumni Award from Texas A&M University in 2014. Mr. Fischer is the benefactor and sponsor of the Texas A&M CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery Research Facility. He is the sole owner and Chairman of the Board of SuMark Pharmacies, Dippin’ Dots Holding, LLC, and Doc Popcorn, LLC. He has sat on several non-profit organization boards including the Boy Scouts of America and was a regional director of the American Petroleum Institute. He is currently serving on the Texas A&M Look College of Engineering Advisory Council and will Chair the Board of the Association of Former Students for Texas A&M University in 2019. Mr. Fischer is a member of the Texas A&M Legacy Society, the Eppright Distinguished Donors program, the Diamond Champions Council and is currently serving as a campaign chairman for the Texas A&M University $4.0 billion “Lead by Example” comprehensive campaign.
Director of Business Development
Since joining the PVD team in 2017 Grant has focused on identifying and developing new business opportunities for PVD and helping to tell the PVD story to prospective investors.
Prior to joining PVD, Grant was a graduate student at Texas A&M and earned his Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Real Estate from the Mays Business School. As a student, Grant served as the MBA Class President and was a founding member of Mays Vets - a Veteran’s affinity organization designed to support Veterans as they transition out of the military into the MBA program and the private sector. In 2016 Grant was recognized by the Texas A&M Association of Former Students in its 12 Under 12 Young Alumni Spotlight.
Grant’s final assignment in his 11-year Army Career was serving as an ROTC instructor at Texas A&M. Grant was the MS IV program director responsible for coaching, teaching and
mentoring senior cadets on the principles of leadership and military operations. Grant was recognized by the office of the Commandant at Texas A&M as the Outstanding Military Advisor. Previously, Grant served as a company commander of a 150-person company task force in combat in Afghanistan responsible for securing and connecting the population to the Afghan government. During his three-year long tours in combat, Grant received the Army Commendation Medal for Valor and is a three-time recipient of the Bronze Star.
In Grant’s free time he enjoys spending time with his family and championing Veteran’s causes.
Ryan Chapman is the Operations Manager for Pointe Vista Development and serves as PVD’s onsite representative, coordinates public relations in the area and oversees the day to day operations of Pointe Vista Golf (Chickasaw Pointe) and Pointe Vista Marina (Catfish Bay Marina).
Ryan graduated from University of Central Oklahoma with a BA in Business Management. While spending his entire business career in the golf industry, he became a Class A PGA Professional in 1999. In 2001, he became the Head Golf Professional at Chickasaw Pointe Golf Club and Lake Texoma State Park Golf Course. After a few short years, he was promoted to the Director of Golf position for Oklahoma State Parks overseeing the operations of the 10 state park golf courses. When Pointe Vista purchased the property in 2008, Ryan was brought on to be the Operations Manager for all the businesses owned within PVD (at this time includes Chickasaw Pointe Golf Club and Catfish Bay Marina).