At the age of 24, in response to an incident he witnessed at a restaurant, Greg started the Brunch Bunch Mentoring Program. More than 700 young professionals & students participated in the program. He also has hosted dinners to bring young professionals together in other cities in North America & Africa. At 25, he expanded his efforts & founded The 11-10-02 Foundation - which has funded grants & college scholarships for students in 30 states. He continues to serve on a pro bono basis as CEO of the organization. His experiences have been featured by media like Volunteer Leadership, Good Morning America and The Washington Post. (SCROLL DOWN FOR NEXT PARAGRAPH)
On the professional side, he has been invited to speak at some meaningful leadership-related events (i.e. keynote speaker at Legacy of Leadership Celebration). The leadership-related events where he has spoken have included events for teens (ie Leadership Convention for chapter of HOBY), college students (i.e leadership program at a university), school administrators (ie Mayors Annual Youth First Breakfast - attended by education leaders among others), young professionals (i.e. annual 40 under 40 emerging leaders awards luncheons in multiple cities) & professionals of all ages (i.e. a leadership institute for lottery officials). The book based on Greg's story, The Silhouette Man, includes an in-depth look at the lessons learned from his successes & failures as the young leader of a foundation & the older leaders who influenced his path. The condensed edition of the book (The First Thirty) was NSD Leadership Conference Multicultural Relations Book of the Year. Program and organizations (i..e Leadership York, Leadership Wisconsin, Zeta Beta Tau & California Milk Advisory Board) have ordered copies of the books &/or companion workbooks for participants in their leadership-related programs and/or attendees at their leadership-related events. Others (i.e. Center for Collaborative Leadership at UMass Boston) have sponsored editions of The First Thirty Elevator Project in &/or near their communities.