Northern Compass Group, President & CEO
Former Senator of Alaska
Mark Begich is the President and CEO of Northern Compass Group, LLC, a full service-consulting firm with experience in business, government and politics. Mark Begich has built an impressive record of accomplishments on some of the most complicated but important issues such as fisheries, resource development, arctic policy, education, veterans, commerce, housing and more.
Mark Begich served as the United States Senator of Alaska from 2009-2015. He is a member of the Democratic Party and was Mayor of Anchorage from 2003-2009.
During his tenure as U.S. Senator for Alaska, Mark Begich earned the reputation of a hard-working, pragmatic problem-solver who was willing to work across party lines to get things done. Defying party labels and utilizing his business background, Mark Begich broke down bureaucratic barriers and was an effective advocate for Native American interests in Congress.
Quickly rising to leadership positions, Mark Begich was Chairman of both
the Steering and Outreach Committee and the Oceans Subcommittee. He also served on influential committees including Appropriations, Commerce, Veterans, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Armed Services, and Indian Affairs.
Mark Begich is married to Anchorage businesswoman Deborah Bonito, and they have a young son, Jacob.