Mark Snowiss is a versatile, creative communications leader adept at conveying complex information in a clear and engaging style. His experience fuses public relations and journalism with UN liaison work in challenging environments.
At Powell Strategies, Mark delivers communications consulting for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health’s Veteran Peer Access Network (VPAN), an innovative public-private partnership and one-stop entry point for at-risk veterans in need of housing, substance abuse intervention, job placement and other services.
Prior to joining Powell Strategies, Mark worked as a Public Relations consultant in Los Angeles, where he created and executed a comprehensive media relations campaign that successfully changed the narrative around the future of an iconic public venue.
His 10 years in journalism includes work for the Voice of America in Washington, DC as well as NPR-affiliate KCRW 89.9 FM and Pacifica-affiliate KPFK 90.7 FM, both in LA.
From 2000-2004, Mark served the post-war relief effort in Bosnia through his work for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), International Rescue Committee and other aid agencies. He lived in Hungary through the fall of communism in the 1990s, where he promoted an internationally acclaimed American graduate school, Central European University (CEU).
Mark earned his M.Ed. from The George Washington University, his M.A. in Southeast European Studies from CEU and a B.A. in Political Science and History from UC Santa Barbara. He has a Shipley Associates certification in Writing and Managing Federal Proposals.
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The first program of its kind in the nation, the Veteran Institute for Procurement is conducted by professional subject-matter specialists in the essentials necessary to win government contracts: law, accounting, insurance, human resources, marketing and proposals. It also provides participants with access to Federal and prime contracting executives along with a national network of veteran owned small businesses that they can team with on opportunities.
Powell Strategies Principal John Williams was among 137 entrepreneurs from 34 states, Washington D.C, and Puerto Rico who graduated from the Babson Cohort of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, a national program created to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital, and business support services. The small businesses in this group represent a total of $240M in revenues and over 3,000 jobs from a broad range of industries.
MSEP is part of DoD's broader Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) initiative, seeking to strengthen the education and career opportunities of military spouses by providing career exploration opportunities to help them understand their skills, interests, and goals; education and training to help them identify academic, licensing, or credentialing requirements that can help them reach their career goals; and employment connections that help them find and maintain a rewarding career.