Mark Cushing

CEO & Founder

Mark Biography

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. He is the past Chair of government relations practices at Tonkon Torp, a prominent Northwest law firm and Winstead Sechrest & Minick, a major Texas-based firm. Mark currently serves as Trustees Counsel at Lincoln Memorial University. The Animal Policy Group has offices in Paradise Valley, AZ and Portland, OR.

Since 2004, Mark has specialized in animal health, animal welfare, veterinary and veterinary educational issues and accreditation, developing a cutting-edge practice across these sectors.

Mark is a frequent speaker at veterinary medicine and other animal policy-related conferences. He is a recently adjunct faculty member at Lincoln Memorial, Lewis & Clark and University of Oregon law schools. Mark is an honors graduate with distinction from Stanford University and the Willamette University College of Law.