Mark D. Wallace

Ambassador Mark Wallace

Ambassador Mark D. Wallace is an American businessman, former diplomat, and lawyer who has served in a variety of government, political, and private sector posts. He served in several national security positions during the administration of President George W. Bush, including as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, representative for UN management and reform. Prior to his work at the United Nations, Ambassador Wallace served in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as principal legal advisor to the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and as the principal legal advisor to the Bureau of Immigration and Citizenship Services. Prior to serving in the DHS, he served as the general counsel of the INS as it transitioned into the DHS as part of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 reorganization. He earlier was general counsel of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). During the 2004 U.S. presidential campaign, Ambassador Wallace was President Bush’s deputy campaign manager.

In addition to serving as the CEO and founder of PaykanArtCar, Ambassador Wallace is CEO of United Against Nuclear Iran, the Counter Extremism Project, the Turkish Democracy Project, and a senior advisor to the Electrum Group LLC.