Mark Truax is vice president at Pac/West and manager of the firm’s Denver office. Mark brings a diverse range of experience to serve Pac/West’s clients, including expertise in campaign management, government affairs, strategic communications, crisis management, and stakeholder outreach. Mark manages a multitude of campaigns and projects covering a wide array of topics and industries, such as oil and natural gas, agriculture, development, and business trade associations. Since 2013, 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 lead 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 currently serves 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.