AHC Welcomes New Government Affairs Liaison – Mark Riso

Edited Press Release

(Washington, D.C., November 15, 2021): The American Horse Council (AHC) is pleased to announce the selection of Mark Riso to serve as the organization’s Government Affairs Liaison.

Mark is a public policy professional and national lobbyist, with over three decades of public policy – advocacy experience on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. – with an expertise in the legislative, regulatory, and political processes. Mark served as Legislative Director to two senior Members of Congress and as a professional staff member on the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (U.S. House of Representatives, House Banking Committee). Following his work on Capitol Hill, Mark has served as a senior lobbyist for past twenty-five years for industry associations, and passionate about advocacy. 

AHC President Julie Broadway stated, “Mark will be a great addition to our team. In addition to his deep experience as a lobbyist/govt affairs lead, he has also authored a book on advocacy titled “The Stone Mover- awakening and embracing the advocate in all of us” – so he really “gets” what AHC strives to do accomplish in DC.  Please join us in welcoming Mark.”

Mark added, “I’m truly honored and excited to join the AHC staff…I will give you all I’ve got.”

Mark succeeds Bryan Brendle who left AHC at the end of September to pursue another career opportunity.