Mark D. Vieth, Senior Vice President


Mark D. Vieth, Senior Vice President, joined the firm in 2002 and manages a diverse portfolio of clients in several practice areas, including:

  • Transportation and economic development policy, funding and research.

  • Public health and medical research, particularly on behalf of rare disease patient advocacy organizations.

  • Higher education policy and funding.

  • K-12 education and workforce training.

  • Social and behavioral science research.

Mark currently serves as the coordinator for several national coalitions, including those devoted to transportation research, medical research at the Department of Defense, and social and behavioral science research. He has specialized in bringing diverse associations, foundations, institutions of higher education and other stakeholders together to advocate for common objectives. He has helped clients secure federal funding, build new partnerships with federal agencies and mobilize grassroots to advocate for legislation pending in Congress. He also has developed a niche in helping clients who have never interacted with Congress or federal agencies launch sophisticated and focused federal government relations strategies.

Prior to joining CRD Associates, Mark served for 14 years as a professional staff member in the House of Representatives. As Chief of Staff for Congressman Robert A. Borski (D-PA), Mark worked extensively on a wide range of economic and urban development issues, including surface transportation, aviation, port and waterfront revitalization, defense conversion, and brownfields cleanup. He also managed a successful, multi-year appropriations strategy that channeled in millions of dollars for high-priority infrastructure projects into Philadelphia, PA. Mark is also past President and current active board member of the Pennsylvania Society of Washington, D.C. He earned his B.A. in international relations from Syracuse University.

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