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Mark Holden serves as senior vice president of Koch Industries, Inc. In addition, he also serves as Chairman of the Board of Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, Inc., Chairman of the Board of Americans for Prosperity Foundation, and is a long-time advocate for criminal justice reform.
Mr. Holden began his career with Koch Industries in 1995 as a litigation attorney, and was vice president and general counsel for litigation and compliance where he worked with the various Koch companies on a variety of litigation, regulatory, compliance, and commercial issues. Mark also served as General Counsel of Koch Industries for 15 years, as well as president and COO of the Legal Division of Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC
Before joining Koch, Mr. Holden was an associate with Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Holden earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Massachusetts. He earned his law degree from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America, where he was an associate editor of the Catholic University Law Review.
Based in Wichita, Kan., Koch Industries, Inc. is one of the largest private companies in America with estimated annual revenues as high as $115 billion, according to Forbes. It owns a diverse group of companies involved in refining, chemicals, grain processing and biofuels; forest and consumer products; fertilizers; polymers and fibers; process and pollution control equipment and technologies; electronic components; commodity trading; minerals; energy; ranching; glass; and investments. Since 2003, Koch companies have invested more than $70 billion in acquisitions and other capital expenditures. With a presence in about 60 countries, Koch companies employ more than 100,000 people worldwide, with about 60,000 of those in the United States. From January 2009 to present, Koch companies have earned more than 930 awards for safety, environmental excellence, community stewardship, innovation, and customer service.