Mark Burnham is the Director of Policy for the Additive Manufacturing Coalition. He has more than 20 years of experience advocating for universities, large research facilities, and associations in Washington, and has amassed a deep understanding of how the Congress and the Administration work, and how universities, research associations, and businesses operate.
He began his career on Capitol Hill with a now senior Member of Congress and Appropriations Subcommittee Chair. Mark has represented numerous universities and science consortia, including Caltech, Fermilab, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
As Director of Federal Relations for Research at University of Michigan Washington Office, he represented the largest federally funded research portfolio in the nation to Federal agencies and Congress, working across NSF, DOE, NASA, DoD, and NIH. As Vice President of Governmental Affairs at Michigan State University, Mark led the effort to bring the $730 million Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), a Department of Energy national user facility, to campus.
He is President and Founder of The Burnham Group, a strategic advocacy firm focused on universities, non-profits, and technology companies.
Mark holds a B.A. in Political Science University of Michigan, and a J.D. in Law from Boston College.