Mark Steitz is a senior principal at TSD Communications, a Washington, DC based communications strategy firm that advises a wide range of businesses, progressive organizations, and campaigns. Mark founded TSD in 1993. Mark is also a leader in the field of political analytics, having cofounded and now serving on the boards of the Analyst Institute and Catalist. He is also a founding partner in QRS New Media.
Mark’s clients at TSD include leading financial services firms, major technology companies and investors, and progressive organizations. Mark played a lead role in international communications for the Athens 2004 Olympics and previously managed international communications for the global retailer The Body Shop.
Mark was Director of Communications and Research at the Democratic National Committee under Chairman Ronald Brown. He oversaw communications at the 1992 Democratic Convention in New York and then worked in the Little Rock War Room, where he developed the Clinton campaign’s free media and scheduling targeting system. He previously worked on the Presidential campaigns of Reverend Jesse Jackson and Senator Gary Hart.
An economist by training, Steitz was Chief Economist in the office of Senator Hart and worked at the Congressional Budget Office from 1978 to 1986 as an industrial and tax policy analyst.
He is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where he teaches a course on Data Driven Approaches to Campaigns and Advocacy. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the US Global Development Lab, a new organization within the US Agency for International Development.
Mark has an MA in Economics from Yale University and a BA from St. John’s College in Annapolis.