Board of Directors
Michael C. Quinn , President Emeritus
During his distinguished six-year tenure as President and CEO of the Museum of the American Revolution, Michael Quinn oversaw all aspects of planning the opening and led the organization in its inaugural year. Through his efforts, the Museum’s capital campaign surpassed its $150 million goal by $23 million. The Museum also opened under budget and debt-free, with an endowment of $48 million and an operating reserve of $5 million. The Board of Directors named him President Emeritus upon his resignation in March 2018 in recognition of his indispensable role in planning and opening the nationally acclaimed institution..
Prior to his role at the Museum, Mr. Quinn served as President and CEO of James Madison’s Montpelier in central Virginia. During the twelve years of his tenure, he helped raise over $90 million and carried out initiatives that authentically restored the home of James Madison and its surrounding environment, transformed Montpelier from a private estate into a premier historic home, and established a vibrant educational center that provided over 4,000 teachers, legislators and others with in-depth study programs on American constitutional theory. Prior to his service at Montpelier, Mr. Quinn served as deputy director at George Washington’s Mount Vernon where he was responsible for on-site interpretation, educational programs, special events, marketing, public relations, and publications. He has also worked in preservation advocacy and as a preservation planner at the state and federal level.
Mr. Quinn received a B.A. from the University of Virginia, an M.A. from Yale University, and a M.B.A from George Mason University.