Speaker Mark Burkhalter
Former Georgia Speaker and Speaker Pro Tempore of the House, Mark Burkhalter represented the Atlanta suburbs in the Georgia Assembly for 18 years. During his time in legislative service, Mark distinguished himself as a leader and relationship builder with a steadfast commitment to helping people and businesses by removing barriers to economic development.
Speaker Burkhalter has spent the last 12 years promoting American businesses abroad. A prominent international figure, Speaker Burkhalter was nominated by former President Donald Trump to be U.S. Ambassador to Norway, a U.S. representative to the United Nations, and was appointed by former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich to the American Swiss Foundation. Currently, Speaker Burkhalter serves as a presidential-appointed member of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council (ABAC) where he uses his expertise to advise APEC leaders on economic issues. He was recently appointed by Georgia State House Speaker Jon Burns to the Georgia State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA).
Mark has also built his own successful business in real estate and now uses his vast knowledge and expertise to help others achieve their business dreams.