Former National Security Council Senior Director Mark Feierstein Joins CLS Strategies

CLS News
April 6, 2017

Former National Security Council Senior Director Mark Feierstein Joins CLS Strategies

CLS Strategies today announced that Mark Feierstein, former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the National Security Council, has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor. Feierstein is an accomplished foreign policy expert who brings decades of political, public affairs, opinion research and policy experience to bolster the firm’s offerings.  Feierstein’s vast experience working with foreign governments and his deep knowledge about the impact public policy has on business will strengthen the firm’s ability to serve both private and public sector clients. 

 “For nearly 25 years, CLS Strategies has counseled political campaigns abroad and helped foreign governments communicate in Washington, and we believe Mark’s diverse communications and policy experiences are a perfect complement to our work,” said CLS Strategies Partner Juan Cortiñas. “We are excited that Mark is joining our team, as he has developed a reputation on both sides of the aisle as an expert who can deliver results, whether he’s serving a President or working with a client.”

In addition to his work on the National Security Council, Feierstein oversaw the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) programming in the Americas as Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean, and served as USAID's acting Deputy Administrator. Feierstein is also a former Principal at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, where he was a leading strategist for winning national campaigns in Austria, Bolivia, El Salvador, and Honduras, and designed communications strategies for a number of major multinational companies. During the Clinton Administration, he served as Senior Adviser to the U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States, as well as Director of USAID's global elections office. 

“In Washington and around the globe, CLS Strategies is known as a group of engaged, highly skilled strategists who know how to win when the stakes are highest, and I’m proud to be a part of their efforts,” said CLS Senior Advisor Mark Feierstein. “Throughout my career, I’ve always worked with professionals at the top of their field, and the team at CLS Strategies is among the best in the business.” 

“Our clients have come to expect thoughtful, creative solutions to their most serious challenges, and we’re confident that Mark will help us continue to not only meet but exceed those expectations,” said CLS Strategies Partner Andrew Koneschusky. “From the Oval Office to the board room, Mark’s advice and counsel is sought after and respected. We looking forward to him joining our growing team of world-class strategy and communications professionals.”

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