Mark Lerner
BornSeptember 1953 (age 70)
Alma materB.B.A. George Washington University
OccupationManaging principal owner of Washington Nationals & Lerner Enterprises
SpouseJudy Lenkin
Awards2019 World Series Champion

Mark Lerner (born September 1953)[1] is an American businessman. He is the managing principal owner at Lerner Enterprises[2] and principal owner of Major League Baseball's Washington Nationals.[3]

Early life

Lerner is the son of Annette and Ted Lerner.[4] He graduated from the George Washington University School of Business with a BBA in 1975.[5]


In 2006, Lerner's father purchased the Washington Nationals from MLB for $450 million.[6] In 2018, his father retired and he stepped into the managing principal owner position.[7][3]

Personal life

He is married to Judy Lenkin.[8] In January 2017, Lerner learned he had spindle cell sarcoma above his left knee. After wounds related to radiation did not heal properly, his left leg was amputated in April of the same year.[9]

Awards and honors


  1. ^ Hansen, Drew (August 18, 2017). "Mark Lerner recovering from cancer". Washington Business Journal. Lerner, 63, told The Washington Post in a letter he is now cancer-free.
  2. ^ "Lerner Family Biographies". Lerner Enterprises. Archived from the original on 6 May 2017. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
  3. ^ a b Svrluga, Barry (14 June 2018). "Nationals owner Ted Lerner, 92, to cede control of club to his son, Mark". The Washington Post.
  4. ^ "Irene and Abe Pollin Humanitarian Award" (PDF). Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  5. ^ Brown, Briahnna. "Washington Nationals Owner Discusses Baseball's Future". GWU Today. Retrieved 26 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Lerner selected as new Nationals owner". ESPN. Associated Press. 3 May 2006.
  7. ^ Reddington, Patrick (June 14, 2018). "Washington Nationals: Mark D. Lerner Named Nationals' Managing Principal Owner..." Federal Baseball. Retrieved 26 September 2019.
  8. ^ Washington Post: "After 17 Months, Baseball Introduces Nats' Owners" By Thomas Heath and David Nakamura May 4, 2006
  9. ^ Ruiz, Nathan (August 18, 2017). "Lerner has leg amputated, now cancer free". Retrieved 26 September 2019.