Mark Rupp serves as the Assistant Deputy Administrator at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Before joining EPA, Mark was the Adaptation Program Director at Georgetown Climate Center, leading a team in support of resilience, equity, and community-based solutions at the local, state, and federal levels. Mark came to GCC from the Environmental Defense Fund where he led State-Federal Policy and Affairs for the Ecosystems Program. Prior to EDF, Mark served in several positions in state and federal government, to include: Deputy Associate Administrator for Intergovernmental Relations at EPA; Director, Washington, DC Office to 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 staff positions in the Washington State House of Representatives.