Mr. Marcus S. Lingenfelter

Chief Policy Officer, Cognia

Marcus joined Cognia in 2021 as Chief Policy Officer and is responsible for the Policy & Advocacy Division of the global non-profit with a 125-year tradition of service to education. He is no stranger to the military-connected school community having previously led the Military Families Mission at the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) from 2013-2017 providing significant resource and programmatic assistance to more than 200 schools located at or near 65 DoD installations. Marcus presently serves as chair of the K12 Education Task Force of the Association of Defense Communities (ADC), and is a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps.