Chief Government Affairs Officer
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Mark Ritacco serves as the chief government affairs officer for the National Association of Counties. Mark leads NACo’s legislative and executive branch outreach, coalition building and advocacy on behalf of NACo’s members and America’s 3,069 counties.
Before joining NACo, Mark spent over a decade on Capitol Hill working in both the U.S. House and Senate. Most recently, Mark served as Director of Strategic Initiatives for Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut, where he directed the Senate Appropriations and HELP Committee portfolios, cultivated diverse bipartisan relationships, and built coalitions to pass economic policy, influence agency rulemaking, and shape regulatory policy.
A Connecticut native, Mark lives in Montgomery County, Maryland with his wife and two sons, and is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park.