Mark L. Quinn, board member

Lousiana’s

Mark L. Quinn teaches entrepreneurship, directs the Xavier University Entrepreneurship Institute and founded the X-ncubator, Xavier’s student business incubator. He also serves as the Sam Walton Fellow for Xavier’s Enactus team. His career in small business development and community development finance spans more than 30 years.

He managed public sector loan funds for urban commercial real estate development and small business development totaling $60 million. He has also served as Executive Director of economic development and community development organizations (including a CDFI that he launched) where he administered programs that built the capacity of small businesses, renovated and managed commercial real estate, and implemented various community supportive service programs.

He has served as an adjunct instructor of finance at Rutgers Business School, and as a guest lecturer in college level courses on entrepreneurship and public policy. Additionally, he served on the Boards of Directors of a number of nonprofits, including the Association for Enterprise Opportunity in Washington, D.C., and Foundation for Louisiana (where he currently chairs the Investment Committee). Mr. Quinn received his Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and an Master of Business Administration in Finance from Rutgers University.

He has also completed coursework on teaching entrepreneurship at Babson College and international business at the University of Memphis.