For the second consecutive year, Mark Begich—a strategic consulting advisor in Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Washington, D.C., office—was included on Washingtonian’s annual 500 Most Influential People Shaping Policy list. In 2023, he was recognized in the infrastructure and transportation category.
Begich brings a distinguished career in public service with decades of experience as an entrepreneur to provide strategic counsel that impacts business growth. He represented Alaska in the U.S. Senate from 2009 to 2015 after serving as mayor of Anchorage for six years. He was regarded by colleagues on Capitol Hill for his collegiality and solutions-oriented approach to governing. He provides Brownstein clients with insight into what makes local, state and federal policymakers “tick,” and he develops messaging that tracks closely with policymakers’ thinking. Begich was a fierce advocate for the priorities of Alaskans during his time in office, and he knows how to balance competing interests in Washington, D.C. and in state capitals to build consensus on policy issues related to natural resources, energy, climate, trade, transportation, tourism, education, health care and housing.
For its third annual edition of the Most Influential People Shaping Policy, Washingtonian selected recipients with “deep subject-matter expertise and significant understanding of how the nation’s capital works, with the goal of getting action.”
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