"Kennedy doesn't ignore the elephant in the room; to the contrary, he looks it straight in the eye" John King – CNN / “Bold and smart” Fred Barnes – FOX
Member of the United States Congress 2001 -2007
- Led bills with twenty members of other party, more than half of other party co-sponsored one of the bills Kennedy authored.
- Financial Services, Transportation and Agriculture Committees
Presidential appointee to Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations (under both President Bush and Obama)
Treasurer of Pawlenty for President
Founder and Chairman of the Economic Club of Minnesota keeping Mark actively engaged with current senior business and government leaders around the world. Past and scheduled Economic Club speakers include: Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank; Robert Zoellick, President of the World Bank; Ray LaHood, U.S. Secretary of Transportation; Liam Fox, Defense Minister for the U.K.; the CEO’s of 3M, Cargill, Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, the U.S. Chamber, and the Council on Competitiveness; the Ambassadors from India and Germany to the United States.
Founder of Frontiers of Freedom Lecture Series at St. John's University
Founder of the Minnesota Rough Riders
Media appearances include NBC’S Meet the Press, CNN, FOX, MSNBC and BBC
Star of Fahrenheit 911 (see cover of movie trailer at: http://www.fahrenheit911.com/trailer/)