Mark Blum is executive director of America’s Agenda, a national health care alliance that brings together labor unions, businesses, health care providers, and policymakers. He is a recognized expert on innovative solutions to address the rising cost of health care. Mr. Blum has led America’s Agenda work since its founding in 2005. He currently serves on the State Health Benefits Value and Quality Task Force in New Jersey and previously worked as an economics professor as well as national director of organizing for the American Association of University Professors. He completed his graduate studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science.