Program: Széll Kálmán Public Policy Fellowship
Year: 2022 Summer
Host Institution: National Association of Business Political Action Committees (NABPAC)
Research Focus: General overview of the US political system and how corporations and business organizations engage in the political process in the United States
Quote: “It’s not important what university or degree you graduate from, but rather what other opportunities you seize during your university years and what attitude you have. My motto – Always All In – perfectly describes everything I stand for and will continue to stand for throughout my career.”
Read his introduction here: hungaryfoundation.org
In Hungary, Márk is an active shaper of youth policy thanks to the Youth Business Group, where he is responsible for international business development and is also one of the leaders of the Public Affairs team. Youth Business Group is one of the largest leadership incubators in the CEE region and its goal is to build up Europe’s largest and most advanced university student organization-based talent hub.
Márk holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Management from the Budapest Business School (BBS). During his university years, he was an active participant in university life, serving as vice-president of the student organization of the Hungarian Economic Association and founding the University Business Club, which is currently the largest and fastest-growing student organization at BBS. Currently, he is pursuing a Master’s degree in Leadership and Management at the Corvinus University of Budapest. Márk is also part of the CEMS Masters in Management program, which is jointly delivered by leading universities, business schools, multinational companies, and non-profit organizations delivering a powerful combination of theoretical knowledge and experiential learning.
The National Association of Business Political Action Committees (NABPAC), a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association, was founded in 1977 and is the sole national organization dedicated to promoting, defending and professionalizing PACs and political action professionals.
NABPAC is not a PAC, and does not contribute to candidates – it is a trade association for corporations and business associations. Our goal is to advance the interests of our membership and protect the rights of millions of Americans who participate in democracy though voluntary contributions to a PAC.
NABPAC also provides comprehensive membership services to PAC and grassroots professionals through continuing educational workshops, annual conferences, informative publications and peer-to-peer advising. Membership consists of over 700 PAC and government affairs professionals from more than 240 corporations, associations and vendors throughout the country who represent some of the smallest and largest PACs. NABPAC members collectively accounted for PAC receipts in excess of $250 million during the 2018 election cycle.