Mark Benhard has a 25-year financial services PR background and currently serves as Head of Communications, Americas for London Stock Exchange Group, which includes leading global brands FTSE Russell, LCH, UnaVista, MTS Markets, CurveGlobal, MillenniumIT and the exchanges in London and Italy. In this role, he oversees the US press office headquarters in New York City. Previously, Mark held senior corporate communications positions at three Fortune 500 firms: Anthem, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America.
He began his career as a Congressional aide in the US House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Mark grew up in Southern California and earned an MBA from Pepperdine University and a BA in Political Science from UCLA. In 2004, he had the honor of carrying the Olympic Torch and in 1996 was an elected nominee for the California State Assembly. He is a member of the Museum's Communications Executives Advisory Panel.