Mark D. McIntyre, Principal and Co-Founder
Mark McIntyre is Principal and Co-Founder of Merchant McIntyre Associates, where he provides strategic oversight and manages the firm's government relations practice. Mark has three decades of federal experience, having worked on Capitol Hill, in the White House, and in the private sector.
Prior to co-founding MM, Mark served as Senior Vice President and Director of Russ Reid's Washington, DC office. Mark opened Russ Reid's DC office in 1994. Russ Reid is the nation's largest marketing, communications, and government relations firm serving exclusively nonprofit organizations.
Before leading Russ Reid DC, Mark served as the youngest Vice President in the history of Cassidy & Associates, the largest independently owned public affairs firm ever established in Washington, DC. While there, he specialized in representing colleges and universities, states and municipalities, major nonprofit organizations, and hospitals and medical centers before the Congress and the Administration.
Mark previously served as Chief Speechwriter to then-Vice President Bush from 1986 through the 1988 presidential campaign, transition, and inauguration.
Mark began his career with U.S. Rep. Robert L. Livingston (retired), who became Chairman of the full House Appropriations Committee.