Team Lead of the National Airport Civil Rights Policy and Compliance Team
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Marcus is the Team Lead of the National Airport Civil Rights Policy and Compliance Team in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Civil Rights in Washington DC. He leads a staff that is responsible for the oversight of federal civil rights policy and compliance at airports receiving federal funding as it relates to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (airport business opportunities including airport construction projects and airport concessions). Marcus prefers using a common sense approach to civil rights as ensuring equal opportunity, equal access, and equity is a win for all of us.
Before embarking on a federal government career in 2004 in finance, Marcus spent more than 20 years working in the private sector in the areas of finance, budget, resource management, and procurement. He has worked at several federal government agencies during his professional career, matriculating to the FAA in 2007.
Marcus is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) with a B.S. in Business Administration and Management. He met his wife (Jacqueline) while at VCU and they have been married for 38 years. They have two adult children who are also proud graduates of VCU and two adorable grandchildren who are future VCU graduates!
Marcus values leadership and has completed various leadership training programs in both the private sector and the federal government during his career. He is an author and has self-published several “small” inspirational books in reference to his various life and leadership experiences. He uses his God-given gift of mentoring others, encouraging them to be the best that they can be. He enjoys serving as a servant leader at his church, reading, travelling, nearly all sports, and community service. Marcus is an active and Life Member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.