Mark Shaheen

President and Managing Director, Civitas Group

Mark Shaheen is a President and Managing Director at Civitas Group.  At Civitas Group, he leads the firm’s efforts focused on the commercial market including strategy consulting and acquisition support and investment due diligence in the homeland security, defense, and intelligence sectors.  Prior to joining Civitas Group as one of the firm’s original principals, he was a Foreign Service Officer at the Department of State.  In this capacity he led critical counterterrorism initiatives and coordinated interagency policy and numerous bi-lateral efforts in the region.  Previously, Mr. Shaheen had served on the staff of the Secretary of State and also held overseas assignments as a Political/Economic Officer at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Havana and as Special Assistant to the Ambassador at the U.S. Embassy in London.  He has worked in numerous advisory roles related to homeland security and foreign policy/national security.

Mr. Shaheen served as an officer in the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division.  He is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgetown University.