David Marks, Director, Communications and Policy

David Marks is the Director of Communications and Policy for Drax Biomass, Inc. His responsibilities include U.S. government relations, public affairs, and communications.

David has spent more than a decade in the energy industry and policy arena, leading advocacy campaigns for Fortune 500 companies, NGOs, small businesses, and policy organizations.

A veteran of Capitol Hill, David served as an aide to Senator Jeff Bingaman, former Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. During his time in the U.S. Senate he was present for the passing of multiple pieces of landmark energy legislation.

In 2010, he left Capitol Hill to join the consulting world where he advised companies, NGOs, and coalitions on energy and environmental issues. David has established a wealth of knowledge on renewable and conventional energy and in-depth experience in marketing, government relations, public engagement, and communications strategy.

He holds a B.A. from Wittenberg University, in Springfield, Ohio and received his Masters from Georgetown University, in Washington, D.C.