Mark Crosswell:Board Member
After growing up in coastal South Carolina and Atlanta, Mark began a career in banking and corporate finance, then launched an M&A firm focused on the IT sector. Over the next 15 years, he started, invested in, and managed numerous businesses in a wide range of industries. After divesting those interests, Mark joined Points of Light’s Civic Incubator, where he directs strategy and growth development for emerging social ventures.
With a passion for youth development, education, and the environment, Mark has always been active in the non-profit community. Current roles include board president a youth athletic organization, vice-chair of a local school board, and board member of two private foundations. He also serves on several committees of the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta around advancing K12 public education and building nonprofit capacity. Over the years, Mark has been involved with environmental issues ranging from the preservation of coastal ecosystems and Southern Appalachian forests to protecting native wildlife and eradicating invasive species.
More comfortable outdoors than in, Mark can often be found hiking the Rockies, paddling a remote stream or fly fishing on the coast, usually alongside his family. With more hobbies than time, he also enjoys backpacking, trail running, biking, skiing, hunting, fishing, coaching youth sports, international trekking, and volunteering. Mark graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and he now lives on the Chattahoochee River in Sandy Springs, Georgia with his wife Lucy and three adventurous kids, Reidar, Maria, and Ellie.
Favorite Mile along our Georgia Coast: The trails through the intertwined branches of ancient live oaks of Cumberland Island’s maritime forests.