Mark DeSantis (businessman)

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Mark DeSantis
Ravenstahl DeSantis Debate Oct 30, 2007.jpg
DeSantis debates Luke Ravenstahl at Point Park University in 2007.
Residence Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Occupation Entrepreneur

Mark DeSantis is a management consultant and entrepreneur who lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is the president of Formation3 LLC, a management consulting firm, and an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University. DeSantis was also a Republican mayoral candidate in the 2007 Pittsburgh election.

DeSantis was previously the Director of Government Relations for Texas Instruments, Inc. in Washington DC. He served in a number of policy positions in the Federal government including serving as a Senior Policy Analyst in both The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Department of Commerce in the first Bush Administration. He was also on the staff of the late U.S. Senator John Heinz and before that he was a management consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton.

DeSantis headed a GOP-led group called "Citizens for Democratic Reform" that supported the elimination of Allegheny County row offices. In May 2005, this effort succeeded in reducing the number of row offices from 10 to four.

In 2007, DeSantis ran for Mayor of Pittsburgh against Luke Ravenstahl. In 2009 DeSantis was selected as Pittsburgh's “Entrepreneur of the Year”.[1]

Awards and honors[edit]

Awards Year
Pittsburgh Business Times Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 [2]


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Republican nominee for Pittsburgh Mayor
Preceded by
Joe Weinroth
Election of
Succeeded by
Joshua Wander