Mark Walker serves as Director of The Jessie, overseeing the administration and operations of the Jessie Ball duPont Center, which is owned and operated by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund. In this capacity, Mark manages all aspects of the building–including strategic planning, tenant acquisition, retention and relationship management, and events management–in conjunction with CBRE, the building's management firm. He also administers all equity and placemaking grants at The Jessie.
Mark is also senior program officer for the 40 grantees located in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula of Virginia, Jessie Ball duPont's home region.
Previously, Mark served as Knowledge Management & Technology Officer for the Fund, implementing hardware and software business solutions and spearheading the design and implementation of a shared technology infrastructure at The Jessie.
Prior to joining the Fund in 2013, Mark served as Director of Research & Technology at The Community Foundation in Jacksonville and Manager of Research & Technology for The Chartrand Foundation. Mark is a member of the Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2022. He is currently the Board President for the Technology Affinity Group for Foundations, a non-profit membership organization that cultivates the strategic, equitable, and innovative use of technology in philanthropy.
Mark completed Georgetown University’s Executive Nonprofit Management program and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Central Florida. In his free time, Mark enjoys composing and performing music in his home recording studio, kayaking, and spending time with his wife and son.