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Mark Braden

Mark Braden

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Mark is a seasoned political operative who has served as the campaign manager for several United States Senators and worked in other senior-level positions with elected officials and leaders, where he utilized his deep understanding of regional politics to secure strategic advantages for his clients.

 

Campaign Manager for U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), and U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC)

Chief of Staff and Communications Director of the North Carolina Republican Party

Deputy Campaign Manager to Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ)

Deputy Executive Director of Governor Chris Christie’s transition office

Senior National Advance Representative for U.S. Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign

Legislative Aide to U.S. Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN)

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Mark Braden is a seasoned political operative with experience in presidential and statewide political campaigns who provides extensive experience advising domestic and international clients on a diverse array of policy issues.

At Mercury, Braden has advised clients on Capitol Hill and in state legislatures across the country focused on defense, foreign affairs, trade, health care, education, transportation, regulatory, and procurement issues. Braden also specializes in leading grassroots and media campaigns for non-profits and corporate clients to impact legislation and public opinion both in Washington and across the country.

In 2014, Braden served as the campaign manager for the re-election campaign of U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander. He also managed the 2012 campaign for U.S. Senator Bob Corker.

Prior to his work in Tennessee, Braden managed the re-election campaign of U.S. Senator Richard Burr. He also served as Chief of Staff and Communications Director of the North Carolina Republican Party.

In 2009, Braden served as Deputy Campaign Manager for Governor Chris Christie. Prior to that role, Braden oversaw the day-to-day operations of Governor Christie’s transition office as Deputy Executive Director.

Braden was a Senior National Advance Representative for U.S. Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. Braden’s early career includes a stint on Capitol Hill as a legislative aide to U.S. Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr.

A graduate of the University of Tennessee and lifelong fan of the Vols, Braden resides in Nashville with his wife, Katy, and their two children.