Mark Magaña is the Founding President and CEO of GreenLatinos, a national coalition of Latino environmental, natural resources, and conservation leaders. Mark is also the founder and principal of the Hispanic Strategy Group consulting firm.
Mr. Magaña was the first Latino to serve as senior staff at both the White House and in Congressional leadership — as Special Assistant to President Clinton for Legislative Affairs and Senior Policy Advisor to the House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Robert Menendez. Mr. Magaña also served as a politically appointed Congressional Liaison at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Additionally, he served as the Legislative Assistant to Congressional Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA), as a Federal Legislative Representative for the City of Los Angeles, and as a Research Assistant for the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO).
As an early supporter of Senator Obama’s Presidential Campaign, Mr. Magaña founded the National Latinos for Obama in February, 2007. Through Latinos for Obama, he built a national grassroots organization and mobilization effort.
Originally from Los Angeles, Mark resides in Washington, DC with his wife and daughter, where he serves on the board of the League of Conservation Voters, Green 2.0, and the Children’s Environmental Health Network.