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The former member of the California State Assembly previously served on the board of ProCon.org, a nonprofit acquired by Encyclopedia Britannica in 2020.
The A-Mark Foundation announces the appointment of Mike Gatto to its Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2022, to help govern the Foundation’s strategic decision-making.
Mike Gatto is a Senior Managing Partner at Actium LLP, a full-service law and consulting firm specializing in government-related representations. Mr. Gatto previously served four terms in the California State Assembly, where he presided over Assembly sessions as Assistant Speaker, chaired the Appropriations, Consumer Protection & Privacy, and Utilities & Commerce committees, and was a member of the Banking & Finance committee for seven years. He graduated magna cum laude from Loyola Law School while working full-time as a congressional Chief of Staff.
As a member of the California State Assembly, Mr. Gatto authored several landmark pieces of legislation and was consistently ranked among the most independent and bipartisan members of the state legislature. In 2017, Mr. Gatto demonstrated his commitment to critical thinking and informed citizenship by taking a leading role on the board of ProCon.org, a nonpartisan nonprofit that was acquired by Encyclopedia Britannica in 2020.
“The Foundation is pleased to welcome Mike Gatto as a new member of the Board of Directors in 2022,” said Steven C. Markoff, founder and CEO of The A-Mark Foundation. “Mike’s leadership skills and enthusiasm for public service make him an asset to our organization as we prepare to celebrate 25 years of providing unbiased research on social and political issues. We’re fortunate to have him lend his expertise as we continue to grow.”
“For years, I’ve admired the work The A-Mark Foundation does, to bring much-needed factual reports into the public discourse,” said Mr. Gatto. “It is a great privilege for me to join the Board and to help with A-Mark’s mission.”