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Mark Riordan

Board Member

Scottish Rite for Children



Mark A. Riordan joined the staff of Scottish Rite for Children in September 2023 as the Senior Vice President of Public Relations overseeing Communications, Development, Special Events and Volunteer Services.

Before joining Scottish Rite, he was the managing director of healthcare at Summit Strategy Group. During this time, he worked with major health systems on cultural and operational transformation initiatives around high reliability, B2B brand building and marketing, pre-merger partner vetting and the commercialization and privacy protections of healthcare data. Prior to Summit, Riordan was the vice president of stakeholder engagement at Texas Health Resources, where he led the realignment and rebuilding of the public relations and internal communications teams to better engage and activate 25,000 employees, partners and the Dallas-Fort Worth community. Before that, he spent two years at public relations firm Burston-Marsteller, where he was a senior director specializing in public affairs campaigns, issues management and crisis communications. He was also senior advisor and speech writer for the assistant secretary of the Administration for Children and Families within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Riordan was also previously director of communications for the Florida Department of Children and Families.

Mark earned his bachelor's degree in Politics from The Catholic University of America and his master's degree in Journalism from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University.

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