Mark Walker serves 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 colleagues from the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida and CBRE, the building's management firm. 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, as well as for the Fund's energy conservation grants to liberal arts higher education institutions.
Previously, Mark served as Knowledge Management & Technology Officer for the Fund, implementing hardware and software business solutions and spearheadeding the design and implementation of a shared technology infrastructure at The Jessie.
Prior to joining the Fund in 2013, Mr. Walker served as Director of Research & Technology at The Community Foundation in Jacksonville and the Manager of Research & Technology for The Chartrand Foundation. Mr. Walker volunteers his time assisting local nonprofits as part of the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida’s Community Coaches program. He is currently a board member of the Technology Affinity Group for Foundations (tagtech.org) a non-profit membership organization that promotes the power of technology to advance the goals of the philanthropic sector.
Mr. Walker 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.