Jack Quinn currently serves as Barclay Damon’s Senior Advisor for Public & Community Relations. Prior to joining Barclay Damon, Jack had more than 40 years of experience in higher education, advising on public policy, and in government, including serving the community of Buffalo and the surrounding suburbs for over 12 years as a United States Congressman for the 27th Congressional District. Most recently Jack was president of Erie Community College, where he presided over three campuses of approximately 16,000 students and 2,000 employees. He was also recently a member of the Catholic Health Board for a four-year term.
Jack has been the recipient of numerous service-related awards, including Compeer’s Western New York Vision Award, SUNY Buffalo’s Graduate School of Education Distinguished Alumni, and being named one of Buffalo Business First’s Most Influential Business Leaders.
Jack’s leadership earned him an invitation from former President Barack Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to participate in White House Summit on Community Colleges in Washington, D.C. He was also tasked to assist New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Hurricane Sandy Task Force.