Mark Thorum joined the Academy in April 2019 and currently serves as Project Director. He has recently led projects for the U.S. Department of Energy, Social Security Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General. His areas of expertise include strategic planning, enterprise risk management, data analytics, organizational assessment and policy development, and financial governance.
Mr. Thorum brings more than 25 years of experience with policy and program evaluation, assessment of private and public-sector infrastructure projects; thematic assessments focusing on governance, enterprise risk assessment; design and implementation of data analytics and risk assessment methodologies to improve efforts to quantify, evaluate and report on risk.
Prior to joining the Academy, Mr. Thorum served as Assistant Inspector General with the Office of Inspector General (OIG), Export-Import Bank of the United States. Before joining EXIM Bank in 2010, he worked in structured finance and financial advisory
practice with two international financial institutions. In addition, he taught qualitative and quantitative research methods at several universities. He holds a Ph.D. from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - School of Public and International Affairs. He received an M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University – School of Advanced International Studies, and a D.E.A. from the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Institute of Political Studies) Paris, France