STRATEGY GROUP, LLC
Managing Director, Healthcare Practice Lead
Mark Riordan is a veteran political operative and senior counselor to government and C-suite leaders. He started his career on Capitol Hill as assistant press secretary for then Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla. From there he managed dozens of political campaigns and ballot initiatives in the Sunshine State. He led the public relations push for a new allopathic medical school at Florida International University, one of the nation’s largest Hispanic Serving Institutions. He also led the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Cover the Uninsured Campaign in South Florida. While at Burson-Marsteller, he led the media team responding to the Ebola outbreak at a Dallas Hospital. While serving as senior advisor to an HHS assistant secretary during President Obama’s Administration, he crafted many of the public statements in support of the nation’s first-ever anti-human trafficking policy and framework. Since then, he has led the communications and stakeholder engagement teams at one of the nation’s largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems. When not exploring the Everglades or other wilderness areas, Mark is likely to be caught talking about public policy, good communications strategy and college football. Mark has a B.A. in Politics from The Catholic University of America and an M.S. in Journalism from Florida A&M University.