Mark Braden

Tennessee World Affairs Council – Board of Directors

Mark Braden

Board of Directors

Senior Vice President Mercury

Mark is a seasoned political operative who has served as the campaign manager for several United States Senators and worked in other senior-level positions with elected officials and leaders, where he utilized his deep understanding of regional politics to secure strategic advantages for his clients.

A graduate of the University of Tennessee and lifelong fan of the Vols, Braden resides in Nashville with his wife, Katy, and their two children.


The Tennessee World Affairs Council is a nonprofit (501c3), nonpartisan educational charity based in Nashville that works to build understanding of global issues in our communities.

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