Mark Ritacco

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    Mark Ritacco

    Mark Ritacco serves as the chief government affairs officer for the National Association of Counties. Mark leads NACo’s congressional 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 portfolio, cultivated diverse bipartisan relationships, and built coalitions to pass economic policy, influence agency rulemaking, and shape regulatory policy.

    Throughout his career he has focused on demonstrating how government can solve the problems facing America both today and into the future. He is a volunteer with Center for Civic Education, whose mission to develop the next generation of enlightened and responsible citizens.

    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.

    Mark Ritacco serves as the chief government affairs officer for the National Association of Counties.
    2020-03-18
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    2023-01-27

Chief Government Affairs Officer

Mark Ritacco serves as the chief government affairs officer for the National Association of Counties. Mark leads NACo’s congressional 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 portfolio, cultivated diverse bipartisan relationships, and built coalitions to pass economic policy, influence agency rulemaking, and shape regulatory policy.

Throughout his career he has focused on demonstrating how government can solve the problems facing America both today and into the future. He is a volunteer with Center for Civic Education, whose mission to develop the next generation of enlightened and responsible citizens.

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.

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