Mark Truax

Vice President

Areas of Expertise: Government relations, communications, campaign management, coalition building, natural resources policy, digital media.

Personal Interests: Political debates and discussions, volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America, digital media, practical natural resources management, and backpacking.

Mark brings a wide range of experience to Pac/West in the Rocky Mountains, including campaign management, government affairs, outreach, and communications.

For Pac/West’s largest Colorado client, Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development (CRED), Mark serves as the Director of Operations and Coalitions. In this role he manages day-to-day operations of the statewide educational campaign focusing on hydraulic fracturing, fracking, on behalf of Noble Energy Inc. and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. This role requires Mark to oversee the day-to-day aspects including research, outreach, communications, digital, direct mail, and field operations. Mark has also overseen a number of pro-business campaigns during the 2014 and 2016 election cycles.

Before rejoining Pac/West in 2013, Mark worked for the National Association of Conservation Districts in Washington, DC where he oversaw the western United States and managed the Association’s work with the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Forest Service as well as the House and Senate Resources Committees. While with the Association, Mark worked on a number of natural resources issues including public lands, wildlife, energy, and endangered species. Mark was instrumental at raising the profile of the Association with the Department of the Interior and Bureau of Land Management (BLM), including renegotiating the five-year Memorandum of Understanding between the Association and BLM.

In 2012, Mark co-founded the National Horse and Burro Rangeland Management Coalition, a diverse partnership of 13 wildlife conservation, sportsmen, industry, and professional societies designed to identify proactive and comprehensive solutions using scientific based strategies for horse and burro management on public lands.

Mark serves on the board of directors for Denver Area Council Boy Scouts, a member of the Conservation Task Force for Boy Scouts of America National Committee, and is on the Public Outreach Committee for the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics and Government from Pacific University.