Mark is a father, husband, and government affairs professional who helps organizations navigate the political and regulatory landscape. Though tempted by the drama of electoral politics, his true passion is public policy.
Mark believes people should engage in thoughtful discussion about difficult issues, rather than avoid them. He believes in the value of intellectual openness and understanding others’ viewpoints though education, discourse, and life experience. Having had success igniting debate around the office water cooler, Mark was inspired to broaden his purpose, leading him to join forces with Crossing Party Lines.
Originally from Phoenix, Mark now resides in Chicago’s western suburbs where he spends time with his family. When not working or travelling to DC and various state capitals, Mark enjoys being a dad, working on cars, playing guitar in a band, reading, and having long conversations. Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and Political Science from DePaul University..