Mark Burnham serves as the Director of Policy for the Additive Manufacturing Coalition (www.addmfgcoalition.org). He has more than 20 years of experience representing universities, associations and technology focused entities in Washington, D.C. Mark has served in different capacities over the years, sometimes as an in-house advocate and sometimes as an outside lobbyist to various entities including Caltech, Fermilab, UCAR/NCAR, Oakland University, University of Michigan and Michigan State University where he spent 11 years, eventually serving as MSU’s Vice President for Government Affairs.
During his career, Mark has worked with every federal science related agencies as well as with most national higher education associations. Some of the biggest projects he has worked on include helping get funding from Congress for two Mars Rovers, assisted with the establishment of the IACMI facility in Detroit, and approval for, and state and federal funding of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), a $730 million rare isotope accelerator which will commence full operations later this year (2022).
Mark began his career working for Congresswoman Mary Kaptur (D-OH), the current Chair of the Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee where he served on her personal staff as the liaison to the committee on NASA, NSF and Veterans Affairs appropriations.
Mark holds a Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School.