Mark Meissner

Mark Meissner

Adjunct Faculty

Part-Time Faculty


Vice President, PCI Security Standards Council

Mark brings more than two decades of experience advising Fortune 100 clients, elected officials, trade associations and high profile individuals navigate a myriad of communications challenges in the global marketplace, especially developing compelling messaging, coalition building, advocacy and grass-top organizing to positively influence public opinion.

Over the years Mark has worked with many high-profile clients in engaging with major news organizations such as USA Today, The Washington Post, 60 Minutes, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, and The Times of London. Meissner began his career in the world of politics. He honed his political skills working on the staffs of two fellow Hoosiers – U.S. Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) and U.S. Representative Tim Roemer (D-IN). Meissner served as Campaign Manager for Representative Roemer’s successful 1994 re-election campaign.

Mark was a candidate for U.S. Congress in 2002, finishing second among a crowded field of five better known candidates for Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District. His underdog campaign was hailed by the media as “relentless” and “impressive”. A professed political junkie, Mark gets his fix serving as an adjunct professor at George Washington University in D.C., where he teaches a graduate course for those who want to run for public office or manage political campaigns.

MA, Political Science, American University
BA, Political Science, Indiana University
Selected Publications

Meissner, M. (2012). Why Lugar Lost. Huffington Post.