Mark Hickman

Mark Hickman

Mark P. Hickman is director of government and political affairs at Commonwealth Strategy Group, a strategic, full-service government relations firm at the forefront of public policy issues in Virginia. He represents clients in all aspects of government relations and lobbying, including legislative and regulatory affairs, and directs political activity for the firm and clients.

Hickman brings experience in local, regional, and state level government and community affairs, program and association management, and client service. Prior to Commonwealth Strategy Group, he was with ChamberRVA, where he oversaw local and regional advocacy, community engagement, policy development, advocacy execution, committee management, and program delivery.

Originally from Miami, Fla., he attended high school in Roanoke, Va., and graduated from the University of Richmond with a B.A. in leadership studies and Latin American and Iberian studies. He serves on the board of directors of Homeward (the planning and coordinating organization for homeless services in the Richmond region), the Richmond Clean City Commission, the Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP) Partners Board, and the Virginia21 Young Professionals Advisory Council.

Hickman has worked in the nonprofit and corporate sectors and co-founded a local small business. He lives in Richmond’s Byrd Park neighborhood, where he is active in the civic association.

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