Mark Holman

For over 35 years, Mark Holman has served as a senior manager and advisor within both the Federal legislative and executive branches, State executive branch, and in eight political campaigns, which has given him a comprehensive understanding of government and a unique perspective that few of his peers enjoy.


  • Partner at the Ridge Policy Group from 2010 – present
  • Principal, Blank Rome LLP, 2003 – 2010
  • Deputy Assistant to the President in the White House Office of Homeland Security, assisting President George W. Bush and Governor Ridge with policymaking that ultimately led to the historic creation of the nation’s first Department of Homeland Security
  • Governor Ridge’s Chief of Staff from 1995-2000, where he served as the senior executive, managing the work of cabinet officials, senior staff, and more than 150,000 other staffers
  • Worked in both branches of Congress, beginning his public career with the late Senator John Heinz
  • Managed Governor Ridge’s first campaign for Congress in 1982 and later his first gubernatorial campaign
  • Served on President George H.W. Bush’s campaign committee in 1980 and 1988, as well as President Reagan’s 1980 campaign
  • Served as Practice Group Leader for eight years at a national law firm where he became a full equity principal

Boards and Other Activities

  • Republican Governors Association Finance Committee
  • Board of Trustees of his alma mater, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)
  • Blue Ribbon Commission on Pennsylvania’s Election Security
  • Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation
  • Elsie Hillman Civic Forum National Advisory Council


  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania


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