About Us * Mark A. Theisen
Mark A. Theisen
Mark A. Theisen has been a member of The Gualco Group, Inc.’s governmental relations team since March, 1998.
Mr. Theisen came to The Gualco Group, Inc. with over 25 years of experience in state and federal legislative and regulatory policy-making and in the private practice of plaintiff’s civil law. His background includes, among others, the United States House of Representatives Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, civil law firms, the United States Attorney’s “White Collar Crime” unit, and lobbying on behalf of local government (counties, cities and special districts), and private sector business interests before the California Legislature, State regulatory agencies and the United States Congress.
Prior to attending McGeorge School of Law (Sacramento), Mr. Theisen was responsible for port and merchant shipping legislation as legislative staff member for the House of Representatives Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. His first two years in Washington, D.C. were spent as a legislative assistant to a former California congressman.
Prior to establishing his own legislative advocacy firm on March 1, 1993, Mr. Theisen spent nearly four years representing nine California counties before the executive and legislative branches of California state government. Those counties included: Butte, Marin, Merced, Napa, Riverside San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Stanislaus, and Tulare. In addition, Mr. Theisen represented three associations: the California Rescue and Paramedic Association, the California Association of County Treasurers and Tax Collectors and the State Association of County Retirement Systems.
During the preceding five years before joining The Gualco Group and while operating as a sole proprietor,
Mr. Theisen was privileged to co-represent the following clients: Aluminum Window Association, California Ambulance Association, California Paint Council, Federacion de Charros A.C./U.S.A., Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District, Live Oak Enterprises, Merced Irrigation District, Pathology Medical Laboratories, NDE Environmental, Reclamation District 1000, City of South Lake Tahoe, and the California Auto Dismantlers Association.
Mr. Theisen is a graduate of the University of Oregon where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. Mr. Theisen additionally obtained postgraduate work in Journalism at the University of Southern California and obtained his Juris Doctorate in 1983 from McGeorge School of Law. While at McGeorge, Mr. Theisen received an award for outstanding excellence in oral advocacy during Moot Court competition.
In addition to the above, Mark’s personal interests include the arts, reading, travel, Oregon Ducks football, golf and scuba diving. He is a member of the University of Oregon Alumni Association, the Sigma Chi Fraternity and the National Association of Underwater Instructors.
Mark A. Theisen