Mark Holden is senior vice president and general counsel of Koch Industries, where he serves as corporate secretary. He is also president and COO of the legal division of Koch Companies Public Sector, which provides legal and government and public affairs services to Koch Industries and its affiliates. Before joining Koch in 1995 as an employment law specialist, Holden was an associate with Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld in Washington, DC. A former jail guard, he champions legislation to reduce the prison population and give ex-felons second chances. Holden is a board member of Freedom Partners and serves on the executive committee of Americans for Prosperity.