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Jimmy E. Greene presented Naegele Service award

December 10, 2022

Northwood University has awarded the 2022 Robert and Patricia Naegele Distinguished Community Service Award to Jimmy E. Greene.

“Community service is a part of Northwood University’s core and our culture of making a difference,” stated Dr. Lisa Fairbairn, assistant vice president, DeVos Graduate School, Northwood University. “We present the Naegele Distinguished Community Service Award to individuals responsible for enhancing the mission of our university while improving the quality of life of our community including faculty, staff, and students.”

Northwood University annually presents the Robert E. and Patricia L. Naegele Distinguished Community Service Award. The award was first given in 2005 to Northwood University Trustees Robert E. and Patricia L. Naegele for their service to the university and their generosity of time and resources, including campus facilities and academic scholarship funds.

“They established the Naegele Scholarship Programs through which students from all over the world and all walks of life have accomplished their academic goals,” Fairbairn noted during Saturday’s winter commencement ceremony in Riepma Arena at Northwood University in Midland. “Though Robert and Patricia are no longer with us in person, the Naegele spirit is strong here at Northwood University. In that spirit, please join me in recognizing Mr. Jimmy Greene, CEO & President of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan as the 2022 Naegele Distinguished Community Service Award recipient.”

As CEO and president of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan (ABC), Jimmy E. Greene is responsible for public policy and government affairs for over 1,000 commercial builders and contractors in Michigan.

Before joining ABC in 2007, Greene served as a Regional Director for the National Federation of Independent Businesses. Before that, he owned a consulting firm, Total Solutions Group, for ten years. Throughout his career, he has garnered an extensive background in banking and brokerage services.

Professional and leadership development is important to Greene, a graduate of the Michigan Political Leadership Program, Leadership Saginaw County; Great Lakes Bay Regional Leadership; One Thousand Leaders; and the School of Banking & Finance of Wisconsin.

He applied his leadership training by founding the Saginaw County African American Leadership Training Institute; the Henry Marsh Institute for Public Policy, a bipartisan public policy leadership group; and the Center for Minority Entrepreneurial Enterprise.

A man of firsts, Greene was the founding president of the International Academy of Saginaw Board of Directors, the first member of the Saginaw Promise Zone Authority, and a founding volunteer for Saginaw’s READ Lunch Mentoring Program.

Other prior volunteerism posts include serving on the boards of directors for the Saginaw Children’s Zoo, Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw Community Foundation, Michigan Works, and Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce. He also chaired the Lake Huron District Boy Scouts of America.

Greene currently serves on the Board of Directors for Shelterhouse, Great Lakes Bay Region Pride, Saginaw Valley State University Foundation, and Michigan Society of Association Executives. He also is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi.

Born and raised in Flint, Michigan, Green is a Flint Southwestern High School graduate. He attended Washtenaw Community College and Delta College and graduated from the College of Banking & Finance of Wisconsin.

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