Mark L. Pelesh joined USA Funds® in August 2013 and is responsible for exploring new strategic directions and additional opportunities for USA Funds to serve students in higher education.
Pelesh has extensive experience in postsecondary education — as an attorney, executive, board member, author and speaker.
He has a longtime commitment to advancing successful outcomes for students. Pelesh has worked on strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, investments, legislation, regulation, litigation and accreditation.
He is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. Pelesh received his undergraduate degree with honors in history from Stanford University and was elected there to Phi Beta Kappa.