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Mark French
Leadership

Mark French

President & CEO

Mark French is president and CEO of Leading Authorities, one of the nation’s most prominent strategic event firms and lecture agencies. French founded Leading Authorities in December 1990 following more than a decade of achievement with two major national associations.

French has served on the Board of Directors for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the boards of Bright Beginnings and MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital. He has participated as a speaker at numerous industry events and is considered a key leader in the speaking industry. His commentary on the speaking industry has been featured in numerous media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, CNN, ABC News, and NBC News, to name just a few.