Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

The Honorable Jack 
     Quinn, Jr.

The Honorable Jack Quinn, Jr.


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Buffalo Office

The Avant Building
200 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14202

Jack serves as the firm’s Senior Advisor for Public & Community Relations. Prior to joining Barclay Damon, Jack had more than 40 years of experience in higher education, advising on public policy, and in government, including serving the community of Buffalo and the surrounding suburbs for over 12 years as a United States Congressman for the 27th Congressional District. Most recently Jack was president of Erie Community College, where he presided over three campuses of approximately 16,000 students and 2,000 employees.

Jack has been the recipient of numerous service-related awards, including Compeer’s Western New York Vision Award, SUNY Buffalo’s Graduate School of Education Distinguished Alumni, and being named one of Buffalo Business First’s Most Influential Business Leaders.

Jack’s leadership earned him an invitation from former President Barack Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to participate in White House Summit on Community Colleges in Washington, D.C. He was also tasked to assist New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Hurricane Sandy Task Force.

Combining Jack’s years of public service and leadership with his strong dedication to the Western New York community, Jack helps firm clients navigate the intricate and often complex issues that higher education and other community leaders can face.

Practice Areas


  • Siena College, B.A.
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, M.A.
  • State University of New York at Fredonia, Certificate, New York State Certificate, School District Administrator

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Legislative Committee for New York Community College Association of Presidents, Co-Chairman
  • College Connection, Board Member

Public Service

  • United States House of Representatives, Congressman 27th Congressional District, 1993-2004

Civic Activities

  • Erie County Medical Center, Governor-Appointed Board of Directors Member
  • Buffalo Public Schools Foundation, Director, 2011 to present
  • Buffalo Arts and Technology Center, Director, 2011 to present
  • Read to Succeed Buffalo, Director, 2008 to present
  • Catholic Health of Western New York, Director, 2008 to 2012

Speaking & Publications

Prior Experience

  • Erie Community College, President, 2008-2017
  • Cassidy & Associates, President, 2005-2008
  • United States House of Representatives, Congressman 27th Congressional District, 1993-2004