Mark is the Founding Partner of the Animal Policy Group. A long-time political strategist, lobbyist, corporate executive and former litigator, Mark focuses his advocacy practice on providing high-level strategic advice and services to clients with needs at any level of government, and key trade/industry associations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. He maintains an office in Portland, OR, Knoxville, TN and Washington, DC. Most recently, Mark launched an innovative, one-of-a-kind Government Relations and Advocacy Certificate Program at Lincoln Memorial University in Knoxville, TN, where he also serves as the Director of the Institute for Collaborative Leadership.
Since 2004, Mark has specialized in animal health, animal welfare, veterinary and veterinary educational issues, developing a cutting edge practice across these sectors.
Mark is a frequent speaker at veterinary medicine and other animal policy-related conferences. He is an adjunct faculty member in Animal Law at the Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, and a visiting lecturer at the University of Oregon School of Law. Mark is an honors graduate with distinction from Stanford University and the Willamette University College of Law.