Marcus Q. Thomas, MBA, SHRM-CP is the Director of HR and Marketing & Communications at Groundswell, a nonprofit that builds community power through equitable community solar projects and resilience centers, clean energy programs that reduce energy burdens, and pioneering research initiatives that help light the way to clean energy futures for all.

Marcus contributes a strong background in Human Resources, Business Operations, and Community Outreach to the Groundswell team. He focuses on organizational excellence, marketing and communications, and employee engagement. He prioritizes Groundswell's strategic values of building a values-centric organization through providing leadership and strategic direction, planning, coordination, and administration to all human resources functions and initiatives, in addition to providing managerial support for the marketing and communications team.

An advocate for equity and social change, Marcus has a passion for making a positive impact on African American youths and impoverished communities, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to thrive in their calling, reach their ultimate potential, and create meaningful change for the next generation.

Marcus earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Human Resource Management with a minor in Accounting and his MBA in Project Management from Liberty University. Additionally, he received a Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional certification in February 2022.

Outside of work, Marcus is an Elder at Waymaker.Church in Forest, VA. He is a husband to Sofia and a father to their 2-year old son, Isaiah. He enjoys playing basketball or golf with close friends, being outdoors, listening to good music, and spending quality time with his family.