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Mark Overmann

Mark Overmann serves as Executive Director of the Alliance for International Exchange, a public policy association that acts as the collective advocacy voice of the educational and cultural exchange community in the United States. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the NGO, association, federal, and university sectors. In addition to working with the US Department of State and Congress, Mark is proficient in association management, strategic communications, organizational development and government relations.

Before rejoining as Executive Director in 2022, Mark previously worked at the Alliance as Assistant Director and Deputy Director from 2009-2015. He has also served as a Senior Manager at Accenture Federal Services supporting global health and diplomacy programs; Vice President of External Affairs at InterExchange; Director of College Communications at Georgetown University; and Program Associate for Communications at Global Ties US.

Mark has a bachelor’s in English from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s in International Communication from American University’s School of International Service. He is co-author with Sherry Mueller of Working World: Careers in International Education, Exchange, and Development (Georgetown University Press, 2008, 2014). He studied abroad during college in Angers, France, and taught English in Yanji, China, along the North Korean border.