Managing Director of Development, Athletics
Mark Wright joined Marquette in May of 2009 and serves as the Managing Director of Development, Athletics. In this role he leads fundraising efforts for the athletics department.
Before Marquette, Wright served as the Associate Athletic Director for Development at Saint Louis University for almost four years, where he helped lead the capital campaign to build Chaifetz Arena, a new $81 million on-campus athletic complex. As a member of the senior management team, he also supervised the baseball and softball programs.
Wright was the Director of Development at The Ohio State University for three years before joining the Billikens. He was responsible for major donor identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of six-figure gifts for the athletic endowment and several capital projects. Before his tenure at OSU, he was the Associate Director of the National Commodore Club, the fundraising arm for Vanderbilt University Athletics, from 1999-2002.
Wright attended Mercer University where he was a baseball student-athlete and graduated with a bachelor's in business administration in 1992. He earned his master's in the same field in 1994 while serving as the Bears' pitching coach.
Wright and his wife, Erin, have one daughter, Marin (5).