Mark Sanborn, Principal

Washington, DC

Mark Sanborn is Vice President of Policy and Government Relations at Lincoln Park Consulting and has an extensive background in developing agriculture, community development, and transportation policy, government relations, and in private and public sector project management. 

Just prior to joining LPC, Mark served as an appointee in the administration of President Donald J. Trump as Chief of Staff at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Rural Development and as Director of Governmental, International and Public Affairs for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) at the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT).  Before serving in the Trump Administration, Mark was Political Director for the 2016 Trump/Pence campaign in New Hampshire.

Mark’s other professional experiences include Director of Government Relations for Concord Coach Lines (a private sector bus company), Federal Liaison for the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, and as an appointee in the George W. Bush Administration, where he served as Counselor to the Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy at USDOT and as Confidential Assistant for Rural Business-Cooperatives Services at USDA. 

Prior to all of this, Mark began his government service career in New Hampshire congressional offices, including as a staff member for former U.S. Senator Bob Smith (R) in Washington, DC, and for former U.S. Congressman Charlie Bass (N.H.- 2nd) in his district office.

Mark is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with minors in history and philosophy