Mark D. Vieth, Senior Vice President, joined CRD Associates in 2002 and manages a diverse portfolio of clients in several practice areas, including public health and medical research, particularly on behalf of rare disease patient advocacy organizations. Since 2005, Mark has served as a federal government relations consultant for Cure HHT. Mark also serves as the coordinator for the Defense Health Research Consortium, a coalition of more than 50 organizations that collectively advocate for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) at the Department of Defense. He has helped clients secure federal funding, build new partnerships with federal agencies and mobilize grassroots to advocate for legislation pending in Congress. He also has developed a niche in helping clients who have never interacted with Congress or federal agencies launch sophisticated and focused federal government relations strategies.
Prior to joining CRD Associates, Mark served for 14 years as a professional staff member in the House of Representatives. As Chief of Staff for Congressman Robert A. Borski (D-PA), Mark managed a successful, multi-year appropriations strategy that channeled in millions of dollars for high-priority infrastructure projects into Philadelphia, PA. Mark is also past President and current active board member of the Pennsylvania Society of Washington, D.C. He earned his B.A. in international relations from Syracuse University.