Martin Schwarz, President, Vehicles for Change

Martin Schwartz

President, Vehicles for Change

University of Maryland BS - Accounting; MGA - Information Systems Design.

Started Vehicles for Change (VFC) in April 1999

VFC awarded over 6,200 cars, awarding 35 cars/month in MD, VA and MI.

Designated Best Practice “National Economic Development and Law Center”.

2005 opened Freedom Wheels, used car business. A fully owned subsidiary of VFC.

2014 Opened the Full Circle Auto Repair and Training Center - Baltimore – training ex-offenders to be automotive mechanics.

2015 opened the VFC – Detroit and Full Circle Auto Repair and Training Center – Detroit


2007 – University of Baltimore Social Entrepreneur of the Year

2007 – Visit Baltimore “Sales Person of the Year”

2011 – Daily Record Influential Marylander

2011 - MassMutual Citizenship Award

2014 - SmartCEO Circle of Excellence Award

Co-authored Effective Social Enterprise; Practical Advice and Best Practices from Leaders in the Field.

University of Notre Dame Baltimore – Assoc. Prof. – Social Enterprise

Prior Employment

Cars for Careers (1998) – Founder and President – county based program awarding cars to low income families

Student Athlete Information Link (1996) – Founder and President – internet based recruiting service to get high school athletes exposure to college coaches

UMBC (1990) – Assoc. Athletic Director for Development and Marketing

Community College of Baltimore County (1984) – Assoc Athletic Director


Tournament Director NCAA

1995 – NCAA Men’s Basketball Div 1 - 1st Round - Baltimore

2003,2004,2007 – NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Final Four – Baltimore

Board Service

Governors Workforce Investment Board

Baltimore City Community College – President’s Advisory Board

Consumer Federation of America – Automobile Insurance Committee

Greater Baltimore Committee – Re-entry Committee

Baltimore Workforce Investment Board – Chair Transportation Committee

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