Mark Popovich joined the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program as director of the Good Companies/Good Jobs Initiative in December 2016. Mr. Popovich previously served as Vice President for Program at The Hitachi Foundation, where he lead the team managing the Good Companies @ Work program. The program emphasizes the role of business in society in general and the importance of social sustainability. Good Companies @ Work focuses on exemplary employers as they create pathways to greater prosperity and career advancement for lower-wage workers. Over the last few years, these projects garnered the two highest awards from the Council on Foundations. Before joining the Foundation, Mr. Popovich was a co-founder and Senior Partner of The Public’s Work, a consulting practice serving clients from the foundation, nonprofit, and public sectors. Over his thirty year career, Mr. Popovich was also a senior advisor to a state senator, governor, and congressman. At the National Governors’ Association, he was a senior staff member on energy and environmental issues. And he was a senior research analyst at the Council of Governors’ Policy Advisors focusing on economic, community, and rural development. Mark is the author or co-author of more than 40 publications, articles, and books. Most recently he edited and co-authored Doing Well and Doing Good: Pioneer Employers Discover Profit and Deliver Opportunity for Frontline Workers.