Former California Assembly Member Mike Gatto Joins The A-Mark Foundation Board of Directors

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The A-Mark Foundation welcomes new board member Mike Gatto, who has shown a commitment to public service and critical thinking.

Mike Gatto, former California Assembly Member, has joined The A-Mark Foundation's Board of Directors.

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. Mr. Gatto demonstrated his commitment to critical thinking and informed citizenship by taking a leading role on the board of, a nonpartisan nonprofit, from 2017 until June 2020, when was acquired by Encyclopedia Britannica.

“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.”

The A-Mark Foundation is a Los Angeles-based 501(c)(3) private operating foundation that has researched, funded, and disseminated factual reports to advance education, discussion, and debate since 1997. A full roster of the Foundation’s research may be found at

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