The Honorable Mark Kennedy

Mr. Mark Kennedy

Director, The Graduate School of Political Management
Faculty: Full-Time
The Graduate School of Political Management
Address: 805 21st Street NW, Suite 401
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052 United States

Areas of Expertise

Applying 360° vision to engage to win in politics, public affairs and world affairs. Focus areas include debt/deficits, immigration, jobs/competitiveness, making democracy work, Obama and Congress, trade and U.S. foreign policy.


The Honorable Mark Kennedy is Professor of Political Management and Director of the Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University. Mark has taught at leading universities on four continents. Kennedy is also the Founder and Chairman of the Economic Club of Minnesota.

Kennedy was a member of U.S. Congress (R-MN) from 2001 to 2007 where he gained a reputation for bipartisanship.  He served as a presidentially appointed trade advisor under both Presidents Bush and Obama.

In business, Kennedy was Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Macy’s, helped Pillsbury acquire Häagen Dazs and expand its markets around the world, and worked in a global role with Accenture.

A graduate of St. John's University, Kennedy received a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) with distinction from the University of Michigan.

Mark and Debbie, his wife of 31 years, are the proud parents of four successful young adult children. When they are not traveling, they split their time between Washington, DC and Minnesota.

Follow him on Twitter @HonMarkKennedy


B.A., St. John's University

M.B.A., The University of Michigan


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

“Social Media Provides a Megaphone for Organizations Intent on Shaping the Corporate Environment” Strategy and Leadership 41 (5) (September 2013)


Chapters in Books and Other Writings

“Is Persuasion a Lost Art” in Working Congress - A Guide for Senators, Representatives and Citizens (Baton Rouge:  Louisiana State University Press, 2014)

“Pursuing Purposeful Profit,” in Sustainable Development: The Millennium Development Goals, The Global Compact and The Common Good (University of Notre Dame Press, forthcoming).

Recent Media Appearances