UD names new Crotty Center director

University of Dayton has named David Marshall director of the L. William Crotty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Marshall, assistant professor of management and marketing since 2017, has published on entrepreneurship and family business, and served as Crotty Center Advisory Council member and faculty adviser for UD’s chapter of Epsilon Nu Tau, a national entrepreneurship fraternity founded at UD.

He is a former judge and former participant in UD’s Flyer Pitch Competition. He previously worked in finance for the U.S. Department of Defense.

Marshall will continue to teach selected courses in entrepreneurship and management as well as engage in other Crotty Center programs and major initiatives, the university said.

Vince Lewis, associate vice president for entrepreneurial initiatives and executive director of the Crotty Center, said he was “extremely excited” for Marshall to join the team.

“His expertise in family business and entrepreneurial finance will be key to our continued engagement in the community and execution of the Crotty Center’s major initiatives,” Lewis said.

The Crotty Center offers students the opportunity to start their own microbusiness funded by the university; lead microlending programs for Greater West Dayton entrepreneurs and small businesses in Kenya; consult with nonprofits; run a seven-figure private equity fund that invests in high-tech startups; and more.

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