Mark Gaige is the founder of Gaige Business Writing, which has been serving clients since 1996.
Before he started the firm, Mark was deputy mayor for intergovernmental relations under Edward G. Rendell, former mayor of Philadelphia and governor of Pennsylvania. As deputy mayor Mark helped carry out the city's legislative program with the Philadelphia City Council, the Pennsylvania House and Senate, and the United States Congress. He worked with elected officials and their staffs at the local, state, and national levels and provided policy assistance to the mayor.
Previously, Mark held a number of positions under Mayor Rendell’s predecessor, W. Wilson Goode, including serving as the mayor’s representative in Washington D. C. and press secretary to the chief operating officer of the city. In the latter capacity he was media spokesperson (television, newspapers, and radio) and developed communications strategies.
Mark has more than 25 years of teaching experience at New York University and the University of Pennsylvania. He has a Ph.D. in government, a master’s degree in public administration, and a B.S. in psychology. Over his academic career he has received a number of teaching awards and written and co-written a number of journal articles and book chapters. Most recently, he wrote the chapter “Citizenship: Past Practices, Prospective Patterns” for The Future of Citizenship, edited by Jose Ciprut and published by MIT Press.
Mark was a paramedic in an emergency room in Philadelphia throughout college and graduate school.