University of California, San Diego
GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
September 30, 2004
Please join me in officially welcoming Mark Wittenberg to the position of Director of Industry-Government Relations within the Office of Government and Community Relations. In this position, Mark will develop government and industry partnerships that effectively advance the public policy interests of UCSD at the federal, state, local and international levels.
Mark has 15 years of experience in the business, public policy and consulting sectors. Prior to joining UCSD, Mark was the principal of his own marketing consulting firm with clients that included the California Institute of Technology, Stone Analytics Software and Acción San Diego. Prior to that, he spent the bulk of his public policy career as a top advisor to U.S. Senator Brock Adams and later U.S. Representative Maurice Hinchey. Following his time on Capitol Hill, Mark moved to San Diego to work in the corporate world, where he advised top executives at Gateway on corporate and marketing strategy.
Mark has been a member of the Government and Community Relations team since October 2003. During the past year, he has developed several new informational tools to enhance the university's government relations activities. These include a new geographic information system to identify the university's multi-faceted presence throughout the San Diego region, and an inventory of the university's community outreach activities that is reflected in a recent publication entitled "UCSD & You."
Mark received his Bachelor of Arts in economics and political science from Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. from The Anderson School at UCLA. More importantly, he is married to a graduate of Warren College at UCSD, and thus his allegiance to our campus has become his foremost priority both in and out of the office.
Mark's office is located on the first floor of Torrey Pines Center North and he can be reached by phone at 858-822-4967 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Please join me in welcoming Mark to the university.