Mark Marin Joins Federal Science Partners

Marin to Expand Firm’s Appropriations, Authorizing and Agency Expertise

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Washington, DC - Federal Science Partners (FSP) announced today that Mark Marin will join the firm October 2, 2018 as a partner. Mr. Marin most recently served as Chief of Staff for the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and will bring his considerable experience and expertise to work for the firm’s clients. Prior to joining the Science Committee, he held a variety of positions, including Deputy Staff Director on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

“We are honored and proud that Mark will be joining us,” said Meg Thompson, FSP co-founder and partner. “He will add immediate value to our clients, broadening our team and the appropriations and agency expertise we provide with his extensive authorizing experience.”

“We have always prided ourselves on our ability to work effectively in a bipartisan manner and Mark shares that commitment,” said Joel Widder, FSP co-founder and partner. “Mark is dedicated, extremely capable, takes the long view, and Meg and I are very excited to have him join our team.”

“I am thrilled to be joining Federal Science Partners as I have long admired Meg and Joel for their smarts, their strong work ethic, their commitment to clients and their ability to be both bipartisan and effective,” said Mr. Marin. “I am looking forward to working with them to effectively serve the firm’s clients on a variety of issues.”

Founded in 2014, FSP works with higher education institutions, national research facilities, scientific organizations, and leading corporations and non-profits to enhance our clients’ public policy agendas and to attract and retain crucial funding.  

Ms. Thompson leverages more than 20 years of Capitol Hill experience in support of her clients, helping them advance and achieve their funding priorities.  Prior to working as a consultant, she was professional staff on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, where she had oversight for the Department of Justice.  Mr. Widder has been a government relations consultant to universities and scientific institutions since 2002 and has helped a diverse set of organizations achieve their funding and public policy priorities.  Earlier in his career, he was a senior executive at the National Science Foundation (NSF) where he served as the Acting Director and Deputy Director for the Office of Legislative and Public Affairs.  

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