Mark Del Monte, JD serves as CEO/Executive Vice President of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). In this capacity, Mark leads a strong chief executive team for the organization which serves 67,000 pediatrician, pediatric medical subspecialist, and pediatric surgical specialist members. Prior to this role, Mark served as the AAP’s Chief Deputy and Senior Vice President for Advocacy and External Affairs where he directed the organization’s communications, public relations and advocacy activities.
Prior to joining AAP in 2005, Mark served as Director of Policy and Government Affairs for the AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth & Families, a national organization advocating for children and families with HIV/AIDS. Before moving to Washington, DC, Mark worked as a lawyer in his home state of California, providing direct legal services to HIV-positive, low-income children and families.
Mark holds a law degree from the University of California (Berkeley) and a bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga University.