OOIDA has announced that Mark Valentini has joined OOIDA’s Washington, D.C. office as a director of legislative affairs. He will be sharing the responsibility for advancing the Association’s government affairs agenda before members of Congress and the executive branch.
He is originally from McLean, Va., and graduated from George Mason University with a B.A. in government and a master’s degree in public policy.
He started his career in government affairs serving on the staff of Senate leadership in Washington, D.C. He subsequently spent several years in campaign finance before moving on to the private sector where he worked for several trade associations representing the small-business interests of life insurance agents and brokers.
“Mark has solid experience communicating the policy priorities of small-business owners before lawmakers,” said OOIDA Director of Government Affairs Ryan S. Bowley.
Bowley heads up OOIDA’s government affairs team in D.C. Along with Valentini, Bowley’s staff includes Director of Legislative Affairs Ben Siegrist.
OOIDA’s government affairs staff also includes Director of State Legislative Affairs Mike Matousek. Matousek is at OOIDA headquarters in Grain Valley, Mo.
Both of the Association’s government affairs teams – D.C. and state – are directed by OOIDA Executive Vice President Todd Spencer.
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