Senior Program Manager
Mark Strohbehn is a Senior Program Manager for DT’s Syria programs. His current portfolio includes the U.S. State Department-funded Civil Society in Syria Program, the USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI)-funded Syria Regional Platform, and leading DT’s new business efforts in this area. DT’s Syria programs support civil society organizations to increase their ability to serve their communities amid conflict, counter threats of violence and extremism through discreet support and expanded service delivery, enhance the understanding of democratic governance and accountability. Prior to joining DT, Mark worked as the Manager of Business Development with Making Cents International where he successfully secured U.S government-procurements for programs directed at the financial inclusion of youth and vulnerable populations in conflict-affected areas, such as Northern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Pakistan.
Prior to this, Mark worked at International Relief and Development where he managed several U.S. State Department-funded programs to support minority groups living in areas of northern Iraq affected by Syria’s instability and the intrusion of ISIL, and supported the management of the USAID-funded Peace through Development II program, a countering violent extremism program in Burkina Faso, Chad, and Niger. Mark served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Jordan from 2009 to 2011 and The Gambia from 2007 to 2009.
Mark completed a M.A. in International Security Studies at the Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service where his studies focused concentrated on economic factors of terrorism, insurgency, and national security policy. Mark lives with his spouse in Washington, D.C. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time outdoors kayaking, hiking, and sailing.