Martin McKown

30under30 LOGOMartin McKown attended the University of Texas at Tyler, where he was a Founding Father of the Theta Pi Chapter. No stranger to hard work, he worked through college as an intern in the district office of his congressman during the day and often as a concession stand employee for a local movie theater at night. Inspired by his experience as a congressional intern, Martin graduated early with a degree in political science and later moved to Washington, D.C., to serve as a fulltime staffer, earning roles of increasing responsibility on Capitol Hill. He eventually earned a law degree from Duquesne University, where he became an invited member of the school’s law review and moot court.

Today, Martin works for a major energy services company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and specializes in business ethics and compliance. He remains active in the Fraternity by serving on the Council of Advisors for the University of Pittsburgh’s Delta Upsilon Chapter, among holding other volunteer positions.

Advice for students and young alumni:
“Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in your life, it’s about what you inspire others to do.”