Leadership

Mark Finneran, President

markf@ohioanimaladvocates.org

Mark is employed as a staff consultant at BerryDunn, providing independent verification and validation services to the Ohio Department of Medicaid. Prior to his current role, Mark was a Legislative Aide at the Ohio House of Representatives and LSC Legislative Fellow in 2018. Mark’s career started in campaign politics, where he worked as a finance staff member for multiple statewide campaigns. Most recently, Mark served as treasurer for a successful Upper Arlington City Council campaign.

Mark received his BA in Political Science from The Ohio State University in 2017. He lives in Columbus with his girlfriend and three pets, including Puck (pictured) and their cats, Cricket and Mimi. His interest in animal welfare is driven by his lifelong love of animals and the natural world. Mark believes all animals deserve effective representation in the policy-making process.