Executive Vice President
Mark Truax is Executive Vice President at Pac/West, managing the firm’s Denver office as well as overseeing the firm’s work with energy, oil and natural gas, agriculture and federal affairs. Mark’s expertise includes government relations, strategic communications, campaign management, crisis management and stakeholder outreach. Since opening Pac/West’s Denver office in 2013, Mark has grown the Denver office to what it is today, including a diverse client base nationwide. Mark is a dynamic public speaker, having given speeches on a variety of topics across the country.
Mark has overseen operations for Pac/West’s largest client in Colorado—Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development (CRED) as well as serving as Deputy Campaign Manager for Protect Colorado’s campaign to defeat Proposition 112 in 2018.
Before returning to Pac/West in 2013, Mark worked for the National Association of Conservation Districts in Washington, DC where he oversaw the western United States. Additionally, Mark led 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 multitude of natural resources issues including public lands, wildlife, energy, and endangered species. Mark was instrumental in raising the profile of the Association with the Department of the Interior, including renegotiating the five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Association and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Mark is an avid supporter of Boy Scouts, currently serving on the Executive Board of Directors for the Denver Area Council Boy Scouts and the Conservation Task Force for the Boy Scouts of America national committee.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics and Government from Pacific University.