Mark Erwin is the President of Erwin Capital, Inc., a family-owned investment company. During the Clinton Administration he served in two positions. In 1997, President Clinton appointed him to the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. . From 1999-2001 he served as United States Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, the Republic of the Seychelles and the Federal Islamic Republic of Comoros. Ambassador Erwin was an Adjunct Professor at the Business School of Winthrop University and has guest lectured at many schools and universities.He received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Winthrop University . In 2000 he received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine from the Governor of North Carolina. Military service was provided to the United States Air Force.Currently he serves on the North Carolina Economic Development Board, the Board of Directors of NewDominion Bank, Chairman of The Avenir Foundation, the Board of Advisors of The African Presidential Archives and Research Center at Boston University, the Board of Directors of Opportunity International, the Board Directors of the UNC Charlotte Foundation and the Lynnwood Foundation Board.