In April 2012, Michael Quinn joined the Museum of the American Revolution as President and CEO. Previously, he 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.
Mr. Quinn has been recognized by the Garden Club of America, the Sons of the American Revolution, and other history and civic organizations. He was appointed by the Virginia Governor to serve on the board of the Virginia Tourism Corporation.
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. He comes from a Virginia family; his father was a career officer in the U.S. Navy before joining the faculty of the University of Virginia.