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Mark Polen

Mark Polen joined LGCR Government Solutions LLC in September, 2013 as a Director of Government Relations and Advocacy.  In addition to representing firm clients in government relations matters, Mr. Polen offers strategic communications and public relations counsel and helps coordinate the overall activities of the firm.

He has represented clients at all levels of government in West Virginia since 1981, and has a vast array of experience as a lobbyist and communications strategist concerning matters pending before the West Virginia Legislature and numerous regulatory agencies.  Throughout his career, Mr. Polen has specialized in managing telecommunications, healthcare, energy and natural resources, insurance, trade association management and other significant business issues.  He has served as Executive Director of the West Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association since 1998.
  
Mr. Polen joined LGCR Government Solutions LLC after a 20-year career with The Arnold Agency, having served as president of the agency from 1998-2013.  He previously served as Vice President of the West Virginia Coal Association for ten years and had also held executive positions with the West Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Association and the Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce & Development at the beginning of his career.

He was first appointed to the West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority by Governor Bob Wise in 2002, and subsequently reappointed by Governors Manchin and Tomblin.  He serves as Vice Chairman of the Authority. He is a former member of the Kanawha County Democratic Executive Committee, and served on transition committees for Governors Underwood, Wise and Manchin.  Mr. Polen has also successfully managed many statewide political and ballot campaigns throughout his career.

He is a native of Moundsville in Marshall County and graduated Cum Laude with degrees in History and Political Science from West Virginia University before receiving his Masters in Public Administration from WVU.
 
 
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