business & entrepreneurship
As a child, Greg was proudly part of Junior Achievement. As an adult, he is Founder & CEO of The 11-10-02 Foundation. The organization grew out of the mentoring program which he started at age 24. It has now operated for over 20 years. For his efforts, he was honored at Princeton University as 'one of America's top social entrepreneurs under 40'. Entrepreneurship Week USA recognized him as one of its 'Trailblazers'. In 2013, he was named one of the Aspen Ideas Festival Scholars. He has been invited to speak at events for the staff or management of companies (i.e. General Mills & Coca-Cola North America). His guest lectures at schools have included a focus on topics like (social) entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, volunteerism, diversity / inclusion, corporate social responsibility, how we find ideas, creative thinking & innovation. Examples include: Final Day speaker for an entrepreneurship course at Cook School of Business, Bright IDEA Learning Series lecture for Means Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, and guest entrepreneur for a high school program. He has served as keynote speaker at events like Business First's annual 40 under 40 emerging leaders awards luncheon, Conference on NonProfit Excellence & Self-Employment in the Arts Conference. At some events, he has been one of multiple presenters. For instance, at a conference on ethics in business & corporate social responsibility hosted by a Chamber of Commerce, Greg was morning speaker & former Apple CEO John Sculley was lunch speaker. At Young Professionals Summit, author Malcolm Gladwell was lunch speaker & Greg was closing speaker.
The books based on his story &/or companion workbooks &/or posters based on the books have been used internally (ie for staff or students) or externally (ie for people in their markets & communities) by various Chambers of Commerce (i.e. Greensboro Chamber of Commerce), companies (i.e. Office Depot; Troutman Chairs Company), banks (i.e. Scotiabank, Republic Bank of Chicago, MidWestOne Bank, mBank, Arvest Bank), chapters of organizations (i.e. Habitat for Humanity; I Have A Dream Foundation); and courses or committees at schools (i.e. University of Louisville College of Business; Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship at the Carroll School of Management). Greg has been featured by media like The NonProfit Times, The Washington Post & Good Morning America. He has written for the media as well -- including columns related to business (i.e. a guest column for Business Edge in Canada). and profiles / interviews of founders of organizations, business owners and CEO's (i.e. a profile / interview with the new owner of a 100+ year old business).