Mark Cook – 2013 Student Advisory Council Representative, Stateside


Mark Cook is a communications professional providing public, government and media relations, as well as, marketing for an international trade association. Over the last 25 years, he has provided communications; technical and business advise to non-profits, as well as, private companies and government. Mark is committed to public service and to improving the effectiveness of organizations.  

Mark was elected Delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention pledged for then Senator Obama and was a member of the Maryland State Obama Steering Committee. Mark also served in the Administration of Governor Martin O’Malley at the Department of Transportation. Mark is a highly motivated executive with broad-based management experience. His past positions include managing a technology consulting company, serving as a CIO for a trade association based in Washington, DC, and serving as a Director of Technology for the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, a performance manager in Maryland Governor’s Martin O’Malley’s administration and is currently a director of communications for a non-profit. 

Mark also produced and broadcast a weekly radio segment on Voice of America and Washington Metro area call-in as an expert commentator on technology and its societal impact. 

A strong proponent of community service, Mark served two terms on the College Park City Council. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Prince George’s Family Crisis Center and is president of his neighborhood association.  

Prior to his election to the College Park Council, Mark served as the Chair of the College Park Advisory Planning Commission (zoning board); was a Co-Chair of the Public Affairs Group of the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce and he was a member of the College Park's Committee for a Better Environment (CBE).  

Mark Cook resides in College Park, Maryland with his wife and son.