About the Bowmark Consulting Group
Established January 1989, The Bowmark Consulting Group has provided a wide range of consulting partnerships to a diverse client base.
Mark A Strawn, as President of The Bowmark Consulting Group, brings more than 30 years of successful partnerships to his clients. With an eye towards getting the job done, The Bowmark Consulting Group strives to build coalitions and consensus to ensure the goals of the client are achieved. In the private sector, in state government, and in the political arena, the blend of experience and innovation Mr. Strawn brings provides a fresh success-based approach on behalf of his clients.
Mark A Strawn has served in a variety of executive positions both in and out of state government in Illinois. Before founding The Bowmark Consulting Group, Mr. Strawn served as the first Director of Inter-Governmental Affairs for the Illinois Department of Transportation, responsible for legislative initiatives in Illinois, as well as Washington, D.C. Prior to service within the Department of Transportation, Mr. Strawn was named Deputy Director of Responsibility ’84, the statewide voter registration effort on behalf of the Reagan-Bush campaign in Illinois. In 1986, Mr. Strawn joined the Thompson-Ryan ’86 campaign to coordinate field operations, voter registration, and voter identification programs in Governor Thompson’s fourth campaign victory. Previous to his tenure in state government, Mr. Strawn served seven years as a Marketing Executive with Xerox Corporation, with a focus on state government.
The Bowmark Consulting Group has provided professional consulting partnerships to a diverse client base in three areas:
Government Relations: providing an effective interface between business and government.
Lobbying: providing a strong voice to the General Assembly to serve their clients’ needs.
Consulting: providing innovative insights and practical experience on behalf of the client.