Greg has devoted most of his life to different forms of Service. On the professional side, he has worked in a hotel, in restaurants & at schools. On the civic side, he has volunteered extensively. For his civic efforts, he received the Jefferson Award for Public Service & was named a Daily Point of Light. He also has received an honorary degree in Hospitality Management. His service-related efforts have been featured by media like Volunteer Leadership, NonProfit Times and Good Morning America. At times, he has written for the media about people in service positions (i.e. article on an inspiring hotel general manager). SCROLL DOWN
Greg has spoken about different forms of service -- including community service, public service, customer service & service to seniors -- at events for K-12 schools, colleges, senior community staff events, companies (i.e. General Mills), organizations (i.e. MAC at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport customer service luncheon), conferences (i.e. National Service-Learning Conference) & award ceremonies (i.e. Conference for NonProfit Excellence Awards) throughout the USA as well as other nations (i.e. conference for nurses in Canada). In some cases, he has been one of multiple speakers at an event. For example, at one event, Greg & Nobel Peace Prize honoree Elie Wiesel were the two speakers. The books based on Greg's story have been used internally (i.e. with staff) &/or externally (i.e. for clients or local youth) by service-oriented nonprofits, organizations that serve seniors, restaurants, and organizations that specialize in travel/tourism/hospitality.