Mark Pfeifle is founder and president of the strategy and communications firm, Off the Record Strategies. Mark was deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor for strategic communication and global outreach at the White House from 2007 to 2009. Whether operating in the public, private or nonprofit sectors, Mark is a leader in crisis communications, digital media, cyber security, and has expertise and deep experience in planning and successfully executing high-impact policies and strategies.
Mark was the key White House inter-agency coordinator for national security, communication outreach and implementation, leading the successful effort to promote the president’s “surge” of U.S. forces into Iraq in 2007-08 and communication initiatives to de-legitimise al Qaeda and to advocate the causes of freedom, liberty and human rights.
Mark also served as press secretary and communications director for the U.S. Department of Interior and as director of the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Social Security Information Center. He was director of communication at the Republican National Convention in New York City in 2004 and deputy communication director at the Republican National Committee in 2000.