Mark Quandahl (born 1961) is an Omaha attorney appointed by Governor Pete Ricketts as the Director of Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance, a former member of the Nebraska State Board of Education representing District 2, and the former Chairman of the Nebraska Republican Party.
Born in Omaha, he graduated from Ralston High School in 1980. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1984 and obtained his law degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law in 1987.
He was appointed to the Nebraska Legislature in 1999 by Governor Earl Benjamin "Ben" Nelson to fill out the term of newly elected State Auditor Kate Witek. He was elected in 2000 to represent Nebraska's 31st Legislative District. During his tenure in the Legislature he served as the Chairman of the Banking, Commerce, and Insurance Committee.
After retiring from the Legislature in 2004, Quandahl was elected Chairman of the Nebraska Republican Party in February 2005, to succeed David Kramer, who was running for United States Senate. He was unanimously reelected as State Party Chairman in 2007 with his term concluding in January 2009. He did not seek a third term and was succeeded by Lincoln attorney, Mark Fahleson. Quandahl was elected as a Nebraska Delegate to the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York, New York, and he, also, served as a Nebraska Super-Delegate to the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, as a Delegate for President George W. Bush and John McCain at each of the respective conventions.
On August 17, 2009, Governor Dave Heineman appointed him to serve the remaining term of Nebraska State Board of Education member, Kerry Winterer, who resigned to become the CEO at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services in July 2009. The district includes Cass, Saunders, and Washington Counties, as well as portions of Douglas and Sarpy Counties. Quandahl completed the term representing District 2 in January 2014.
Mark Quandahl has had the following political experience:Senator, Nebraska State Legislature, 1999-2004
Appointed, Nebraska State Senate, 1999
Board Member, Nebraska State Board of Education, 2009-2014
Mark Quandahl has had the following professional experience:Attorney, Brumbaugh and Quandahl, P.C., 1990-2014
Of Counsel, Brumbaugh and Quandahl, P.C., 2015-present
Director, United Republic Bank, 2007-2014
General Counsel, Convenient Care Plus, 2011-2014
Director, Convenient Care Plus, 2011-present
Mark Quandahl has been a member of the following organizations:American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
Credit Professionals of Greater Omaha
Journey Church, Gretna, Nebraska
National Conference of State Legislators
Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance