Mark MitchellVice President, National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) (DC)

As vice president of NAIS, Mark oversees knowledge creation initiatives supporting more than 2,100 K-12 schools and other organizations. Mark has authored dozens of articles, book chapters, and blogs and is a frequent presenter at local, state, regional, national, and international conferences on the topics of tuition pricing, affordability, demographic and income trends, and school financial aid policy and practices. Prior to joining NAIS, Mark worked as coordinator of new student financial aid at Lake Forest College and as an account executive for Access Group, Inc., a firm specializing in graduate student education financing. Mark earned his BS in communication studies from Northwestern University, where he also served as assistant director of financial aid.