Who We Are


Mark Cushing

Founder & CEO

Mark is the Founding Partner of the Animal Policy Group. A long-time political strategist, government regulatory advisor, 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.


Eleanor Green

Senior Advisor & Consultant

Dr. Eleanor M. Green holds the Carl B. King deanship of the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) and the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP).


Alison McIntyre

Vice President & COO

As Chief Operating Officer, Alison McIntyre manages the day-to-day operations of the Animal Policy Group, LLC. Ali (as she is known to most), works with clients on initiatives, develops and implements social media strategies and grassroots advocacy programs, provides business development and marketing support, conducts research to achieve client deliverables.


Zen St. Clair

Executive Administrative Assistant

Zen plays a key role in supporting the day-to-day operations of the Animal Policy Group. She provides high-level support for founding partner, Mark Cushing.


Scott Young

Legislative Tracker & Researcher

Scott is responsible for the Animal Policy Group’s legislative tracking and reporting functions in all 50 states. He is instrumental to the team by providing highly skilled research and analysis of current events, legislative history, policy and data sets that affect our diverse industry.


Victoria Ramassini

Project Assistant

As a project assistant for Animal Policy Group, Victoria offers project support on diverse subject matter from legislative research to current regulation standards and practices.