Board of Trustees

Xavier University of Louisiana

MR. MARK D. GOODMAN
Chairman
Colorado Nut Company

Mr. Goodman, Chairman of the Colorado Nut Company, joined the Board in 2013. He has served as the top executive in leading public and private equity backed companies to include McDonald's, Wal-Mart/Sam's Club and Supervalu/Sav-A-Lot. As Corporate Vice President of Strategy for the McDonald Corporation, Mr. Goodman and his team helped to lead the turnaround and re-launch of McDonald's US coffee company.

He is active in supporting educational institutions on a national basis and has served on the board of directors for St. Louis University School of Business, Livingstone College, History Makers, Eton Academy and Cal State Dominquez Hills School of Business. Earlier in his career, he served as a top aide for Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts.

Mr. Goodman received a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Logic from the College of Wooster and a master's degree in Philosophy and Analytics from Tufts University.

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