Quincy L. A. Springs, IV is the Owner/Operator for the New Vine City Chick-fil-A. He is a US Army Ranger, a former General Manager for Walmart, and a motivational speaker. His work has been recognized in Atlanta Magazine, and various commercials and local news stories. He is passionate about community service, community empowerment, and developing people.
Quincy was born in Arlington, Virginia and raised in Buchanan, Virginia. He attended Washington and Lee University where he graduated Cum Laude with an Honors Degree in Philosophy. He also served in ROTC at Virginia Military Institute where he was a distinguished military graduate. Upon graduation, Quincy served as a Field Artillery Officer and Company Commander in the United States Army. Achieving the rank of Captain, Quincy served in the Army for eight years and was deployed to various parts of the world. One of his most notable positions of service was as a Combat Advisor to approximately 900 Afghan Soldiers for Afghanistan’s counter narcotics initiative. Some of his awards include: the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and Combat Action Badge.
Quincy has been able to serve the community through various programs. He has organized food drives that have fed over 1500 homeless men. Additionally, he has held back to school drives, where 2500 children received book bags and school supplies. Over 700 families have been fed during the holidays through partnerships with the Atlanta Falcons and various other community organizations. Through Walmart’s Volunteerism Always pays program, Quincy organized a day of service, where Walmart associates donated their time by making over 1000 lunches for residents of City of Refugee and collected over 250 bags of trash in the Vine City neighborhood. The efforts of these Walmart associates resulted in over $30,000 being raised for the American Diabetes Association.
One Quincy’s most notable programs highlighted the accomplishments of people who have made significant contributions to the community. Quincy collaborated with Atlanta City Councilman Ivory Young, to develop “The Legends of the Historic Westside Village.” The program honored fifty-five civil rights and other leaders who lived and worked in the Historic Westside Village preceding and during the Civil Rights Movement. Hundreds of people from the community gathered for the ceremony where each leader was recognized. Following the program, posters of each of the honored leaders was displayed through the Walmart store so that associates and customers could learn about these past community leaders.
Being a committed member of his community and the city, Quincy is a board member of the City of Refuge. Additionally, he serves as a member on the New Leaders Council, Atlanta Beltline’s Young Leaders Council, and In his free time he enjoys cooking, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends and his wife Rachel.