Mark Popovich joined the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program in December 2016 and serves as director of the Good Companies/Good Jobs Initiative and co-leader of the Job Quality Fellowship program. Mark previously served as Vice President for Program at The Hitachi Foundation, where he led the team managing the Good Companies @ Work program. The program focused on exemplary employers as they create pathways to greater prosperity and career advancement for frontline workers. Before joining the Foundation, Mr. Popovich co-founded The Public’s Work, a consulting practice serving clients from the foundation, nonprofit, and public sectors. Over his career, 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. Popovich continues his thought-leadership roles within the Economic Opportunities Program through regular blogs on economic and labor market conditions, standards and protections for workers, the role of impact investment in influencing business choices, and on the future of work.