Mr. DON M. GREEN is currently the Executive Director/ CEO of the Napoleon Hill Foundation.
Graduating with a BA (Accounting and Business) degree at the East Tennessee State University, Mr. Green went on to study advanced banking at the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers.
With his natural flair for entrepreneurship and for ‘going the extra mile’, Mr. Green elevated himself from the bottom rung of the banking industry to become bank president and CEO — a position he served for nearly 20 years.
His meteoric rise in his career was matched by his diverse contributions to community and the commercial fraternity. His public offices spanned a spectrum that included educational institutions, hospitals, charitable causes, community service organizations, and arbitration boards.
In addition to being a highly successful entrepreneur, Mr. Green is also a passionate educator, and to this end, he successfully campaigned to have a credit course called ‘Keys to Success’, (whose curriculum was based on Napoleon Hill’s success principles) included in the UVA/Wise curriculum which he organised & taught to critical acclaim.
He has served as President of the Wise County Chamber of Commerce, and President of the Foundation Board of the University of Virginia’s College at Wise—a position in which he still proudly serves.
Mr. Green is also a board member of the UVA/Wise Board of Trustees.
His memberships include the Hoge Masonic Lodge, the Kiwanis Club, and the Shriners movement.
Mr. Green received the Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award in 1996; the Sam Walton Business Leader Award in 1998; the William P. Canto Memorial Education Award in 1999; and the Volunteer of the Year Award (University of Virginia) in 2000.
BPD is honoured to count on Mr. Green’s advice for matters of Business, Banking & Ethics