Entrepreneur Mark DeSantis is President and Co-founder of Mobile Fusion, a technology firm that builds portable sensor platforms for the military. Mark co-founded several technology-based businesses in the US prior to that. Mark has served in a number of policy positions in government including as a Senior Policy Analyst in both The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Department of Commerce in the administration of George H. W. Bush, and on the staff of the late U.S. Senator John Heinz. His civic activities range from serving on various boards (The Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, Sustainable Pittsburgh, Propel Schools), hosting a local monthly radio program on Pittsburgh Renaissance Radio focused entrepreneurship and writing frequently as a columnist for Pittsburgh Quarterly magazine. He has co-founded several local non-profit organizations and advocacy groups whose mission is to improve the performance of local government and promote economic development in western Pennsylvania. In 2007, Mark ran as a candidate for Mayor of Pittsburgh.