Vice President, Southwest Initiative Foundation
Scott Marquardt is Vice President of the Southwest Initiative Foundation working in the foundation’s business finance, entrepreneurship, child care, and regional economic development efforts. Previously, he was Economic Development Director in Montevideo, Minnesota.
Scott is the board chair for the Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership and a member of the Blandin Foundation Broadband Strategy Board, International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Education and Certification Advisory Committee, board and loan committee for Propel Nonprofits (a Minneapolis-based CDFI), and the board of the Greater Minnesota Partnership. Scott has a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of South Dakota and is an IEDC Certified Economic Developer and a National Development Council Certified Economic Development Finance Professional.