Mark Rupp

Director, State-Federal Policy and Affairs, Ecosystems


Areas of expertise:
Environmental law and policy, state and federal government, species conservation, political strategy, stakeholder engagement and partnership development

Mark Rupp leads state and federal regulatory and legislative affairs for Ecosystems, supporting the program to secure innovative environmental achievements for clean and abundant water, species, working lands and coastlines.


Mark joined EDF after having served as Deputy Associate Administrator for Intergovernmental Relations at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) where he oversaw State and Local Relations, State Partnerships, and Regional Operations. Prior to EPA, Mark served as: Director, Washington, DC Office for former Governor Chris Gregoire (WA); Health and Human Services Policy Advisor to Governor Gregoire in Olympia, Washington; Legislative Counsel to U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (WA) in Washington, DC; and held staff positions in the Washington State House of Representatives.

Mark holds a J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law and a B.S. in Environmental Policy and Assessment from Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University.