Mark L. Madrid
CEO, Board Member (Ex-Officio)
Mark L. Madrid served as President/CEO of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the 2015 United States Hispanic Chamber of the Year. Prior to serving in nonprofit executive roles, Madrid enjoyed a flourishing career in banking that began on Wall Street in 1995 with J.P. Morgan.
In 2016 Mark was appointed to serve on the board of the McCoy College of Business Administration at Texas State University and was recognized by both his alma maters, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Notre Dame. He was awarded the Community Emerging Legacy Award by the University of Texas at Austin Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. The University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business named him the recipient of Mendoza’s Alumni Service Award.
Mark is recipient of the Jefferson Award and the University of Notre Dame Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, CSC Founder’s Award. He is a United States Army Honorary Colonel and a member of the Forbes Nonprofit Council.
Mark holds a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business, where he graduated with Honors and earned the designation as an Endowed Presidential Scholar. He graduated Cum Laude with a Master in Nonprofit Administration from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business. He is an alumnus of the Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program.
Latino Leaders Magazine named Mark one of the nation’s top Latinos in the areas of finance and nonprofits. He was honored as an inaugural Texas Modern Hispanic Gentlemen by Texas Monthly and as a Houston Business Journal 40 Under 40. In 2015 Austin Mayor Steve Adler appointed Mark as Co-Chair of former President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Austin initiative. MBK’s goal is to ensure that all youth, including boys and young men of color, have opportunities to improve their life outcomes and overcome barriers to success.
Mark created the Mark L. Madrid Scholarships, which are awarded to deserving Latina and Latino college students majoring in business from the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Notre Dame and Texas State University.
A non-profit 501(c)3 organization driven to strengthen the United States by promoting stronger economic growth thorough the development of Latino owned businesses.