Former White House Legislative Director, Trump Administration, Former Chief of Staff, Office of Vice President Mike Pence - Spring '24
Marc Short most recently served as Chief of Staff to Vice President Mike Pence. Mr. Short also served as Assistant to the President and Director of Legislative Affairs at the White House for President Donald J. Trump. As the legislative affairs director, he worked to successfully pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and shepherd through the nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch.
Mr. Short has previously worked as a partner at GuidePost Strategies, a commentator for CNN, and Senior Fellow at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center. Prior to joining the Trump – Pence campaign, Marc was president of Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, the largest free-market business league in the U.S. with an annual budget exceeding $300 million. Marc also served as Chief of Staff for the House Republican Conference, chaired by Congressman Mike Pence (R-IN) and for Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX). In his early career, Marc was the executive director of the Reagan Ranch from 1998- 2001 and served as the executive director of Freedom Alliance from 1995-1998.
Marc graduated from Washington and Lee University and received his master’s degree from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. He lives in Arlington with his wife and their three children.
Marc's discussion is titled "Not Your Parents’ Parties: Political Party Realignment in the Modern Era."