Ed Marshall brings thirty-five years of leadership experience to the Metatomic® team from his work in government, business, non-profits, and higher education. In his career, he has managed large and complex projects, providing strategic planning, international market research, financial expertise, construction management, government contracting, and new program development. Building on his early work in government relations and special projects, since 2008, Marshall has worked for a number of clients assisting with government relations and business development. Today, he serves as a key advisor helping drive Metatomic’s® growth and success.
His career began in The White House during the first Bush Administration, later serving as a liaison at the U.S. Department of Labor to Congress, other Federal departments, industry, the press and the public. While in Washington, DC, he developed an extensive legislative and regulatory knowledge of tax, labor and employment issues. Marshall was the Director of Tax and Fiscal Affairs at the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), where he met regularly with and communicated information to Members of Congress, their staff, senior political and governmental officials and the press. He has written magazine and newsletter articles, Congressional and regulatory testimony, background issue briefs, and industry statements on a range of government related topics.
In 2006, with a growing interest on renewable energy and sustainable development, Ed was hired as Furman University’s first Director of Special Projects. At Furman, he was responsible for fundraising, construction management, and marketing for “Cliffs Cottage”, today known as the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability, an innovative energy project at Furman that included one of the first commercial solar installations in South Carolina.
He started and has helped build several successful businesses and was an initial and long-term consultant to battery energy storage company DD DANNAR “DANNAR” in its formative years. Ed continues to utilize his connections to Washington, DC, the Federal government and states to promote Metatomic®.
Marshall conducted the first strategic plan for Clemson University’s Center for International Automotive Research (CU-ICAR); worked on a major educational assessment statewide in South Carolina for Furman University’s Riley Institute; and has been a long-term government program manager for several defense contractors including Ranger Aerospace, Data Monitor Systems, Logistics Solutions Group, Louis Berger Logistics Services and MLT Systems. In 2007, he served as the project manager leading the development of The Woodlands at Furman, a $77M start-up Continuing Care Retirement Community at Furman University; was a Schedule C Appointee at the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs; and was selected as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student attending high school in South Africa during the 1980-81 school year.
Marshall received his Bachelor of Arts from The University of the South, Sewanee, TN and Master of Arts from Furman University. His travels have taken him to Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. He is a regular speaker before industry groups, corporations and government organizations. He is an avid sailor and outdoorsman.