ABOUT EUGENE J. GREEN JR.
February 19, 1989 – present
NATIONWIDE REAL ESTATE CORPORATION
New Orleans, Louisiana
Family owned business. Manage units and list properties for sale. Investment wing has rehabilitated properties for introduction to the market. The firm is well marketed, provides an excellent and very professional service, and works with a diversity of clients.
CHIEF OF STAFF
January 2007 – June 2007; September 2007 – December 2008
LOUISIANA SECOND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OFFICE,
CONGRESSMAN WILLIAM JEFFERSON
New Orleans, Louisiana
Research issues and work with Congressman William Jefferson (LA-02) and staff on legislative solutions. Work with staff as needed to assist them with research and with the development of legislation. Represent the Congressman at activities and events. Maintain communication with especially local elected officials, and maintain awareness of activities of organizations, especially with respect to the rebuilding of New Orleans.
March 2000 – December 2006
NEW ORLEANS REGIONAL BUSINESS PARK
New Orleans, Louisiana
Presided over the operations of the largest designated industrial district in the United States. This district includes 87 businesses, which generate billions of dollars in sales and employ thousands of citizens of the New Orleans region. Attracted twenty-six new businesses to the Park between 2000 and 2005. Created a business assistance center following Hurricane Katrina, built 115HVA electrical substation, attracted hundreds of millions of dollars of new private investment.
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE MAYOR
April 1996 – March 2000
MAYOR’S DIVISION OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
New Orleans, Louisiana
Leader of Division which included eleven offices, thirty-one full-time staff members, and contract personnel. The Division managed tax incentives, loan programs, and many other resources which foster business development in the City of New Orleans. The Division also serves as a liaison to the private sector, assisting firms in the securing of the required permits, licenses, and resources that can assist them in doing business. During my tenure, the Division’s profile was raised in the business community. The Division successfully facilitated the development of major projects in the City inclusive of Jazzland Theme Park, the American Can Apartments, the Ritz Carlton Hotel, the Third Phase of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, and the New Orleans Sports Arena.
Office of Small and Emerging Business Development
May 1994-March 1996
MAYOR’S DIVISION OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT New Orleans, Louisiana
The Office serves as the Mayor Marc H. Morial’s liaison to the small business owner community. During my term as leader of the office, I developed an excellent database of minority and women-owned businesses. This database was later developed into both a printed directory and a mailing list and was made available to citizens and business owners upon request. The office also conducted a regular seminar series in which the office provided small business owners with information on opportunities to do business with various governmental agencies and private sector firms.
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) – September 1987-May 1989
TULANE UNIVERSITY New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Economics – September 1976-June 1980
HARVARD UNIVERSITY Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
Graduated with honors. In addition to studies, participated in significant business and leadership related extra-curricular activities. Served as the Manager and Assistant Manager of the Catering Division of Harvard Student Agencies, the largest student-run business in the United States. I also served as the elected President of the Black Students Association. I was responsible for the historic decision of the University to declare a half day holiday observance in honor of the birthday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Member, Board of Commissioners, New Orleans City Planning Commission. June 2016 – present. Nine-year term. Nominated by Mayor Mitch Landrieu, secured unanimous approval of the New Orleans City Council. www.nola.gov/cityplanning/. The nine-member CPC Board provides analysis and recommendations on matters involving the present and future development of the City of New Orleans. cpcnola.com.
Elected member, Orleans Parish Democratic Executive Committee. Elected by citizens of New Orleans City Council District D to serve on the leadership Committee of the local Democratic Party. March 2016 – present.
Chairman, Board of Directors, A Change That Improves Our Neighborhood (ACTION). Founding Board member. The organization provides economic and social development services in the Seventh Ward of New Orleans.
Chairman, Vice Chairman, Member, the Good Work Network Board of Directors. September 2010 – present. Agency provides services to business owners and entrepreneurs to help them improve their skills, realize their full potential and become active participants in the local economy. Through its programs and services, Good Work Network works to expand the local economy by building minority and women-owned businesses. goodworknetwork.org/.
Member, Chairman, Commercial Real Estate Committee, Non-Flood Protection Asset Management Authority. 2014 – present. The Authority manages public assets in the Lake Pontchartrain area inclusive of two marinas, a harbor, the Lakefront Airport, recreational assets, and commercial buildings. Appointed by Hon. Cedric Richmond, Member of Congress, La. Second Congressional District. Initiated projects that have resulted in millions of dollars of new investments. nfpama.com.
Member, Board of Directors, Industrial Development Board (IDB) of the City of New Orleans. 2013 – present. The IDB Board stimulates economic development in New Orleans through the issuance of tax-exempt bonds and providing other incentives, as allowed by Louisiana law. Appointed by Councilman James Gray. www.idbcno.com.
Boy Scouts of America – Member, Executive Board, Southeast Louisiana (SELA) Council, Boy Scouts of America. 2005 – present, Vice Chairman, Fleur de Lis District, 2010 – 2012. Chairman, Fleur de Lis District, 2007 – 2010. Member, Membership Committee, 2011 – 2013. Chairman, Advancement Committee, Troop 150, 2011 – 2013. The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. I worked successfully to assist in the rebuilding of Scouting on a local level following the devastation and population losses caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. bsa-selacouncil.org.
Chairman, Member, Board of Directors, New Orleans Council On Aging, 2014 – present. The Council On Aging provides a range of health and wellness and social services to New Orleans citizens who are over the age of 65. Elected Chairman in May 2017. nocoa.org.
Chairman, Board of Directors, Emma B. Bromon Liberty House, Inc. 2012-14. Liberty House operates a transitional living program for young women who are homeless with children. Liberty House operates a two-year program designed to provide holistic wellness and family safety.
Editor: The Green Business Report. Once monthly business support journal. Edited in partnership with my son, Eugene B.M. Green. The Report includes listings of business assistance entities, favorable business news, and articles of general interest. www.thegreenbusinessreport.com.
Member, Board of Directors, Gulf Coast Social Services. Agency provides social services that are designed to empower people with mental, physical, behavioral, and other challenges to improve the quality of their lives and to live as independently as possible in the community. 2011 – present. gctfs.org.
Contributing writer, The New Orleans Tribune (neworleanstrubune.com). I publish an entrepreneurs and business manager assistance column – Your Business In The Green – published online at www.neworleanstribune.com.
- St. Augustine High School. Member, President’s Lunch Club, St. Augustine High School. 2011 –12.
- Gulf Coast JustBasketball team. Assistant Coach, 2014-present. Age 17 and under summer league.
- Lakeview Boosters, Head Coach, Baseball, 2008 – 2012.
- Carrollton Boosters, Basketball Head Coach, 2008 – 2012. Undefeated Season, 2011 and 2012. League Championship, 2012.
- Life Member, Sigma Lambda Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. National Social Service Organization.1989 – Present. Former member: Alpha’s National Housing Search Committee.
- Orleans Parish School Board, Appointed Member. 2006. Appointed by the Board after an advertised search. Served in an interim capacity, completing Board member’s unexpired term.
- Marion Central Middle School, Former Member, Board of Directors.
- National Urban League/Women’s Business Resource Center, Former Member, Board of Directors
- Volunteers of America of Greater New Orleans. Former Member. Board of Directors.
Orleans Levee District Board of Commissioners. Former Member. 2003-2005.
- Newcorp Business Assistance Center. Founding Member, Board of Directors. 1994 – 2000.
- St. Marks Community Center. Former Member, Board of Directors.
- Greater New Orleans Multi-Cultural Tourism Network. Former Member, Board of Directors.
- Lakeland Medical Center. Former Member. Board of Directors. 1991-1993.
- Xavier Triangle Neighborhood Development Corporation. Member, Initial Board of Directors.
- Children’s Bureau of New Orleans. Former Member. Board of Directors.
- Campaign Manager, Nadine Ramsey for Mayor Campaign Committee. 2009. Ramsey now serves as a member of the New Orleans City Council.
- Campaign Manager, Hon. James Gray, Member, New Orleans City Council. 2012, 2017.
- Campaign Manager, Chief Warren Riley Candidate, Orleans Criminal Sheriff. 2004. Riley earned over 70,000 votes in the campaign and later was appointed Chief of the New Orleans Police Department
- Campaign Manager, Louisiana State Senate Campaign of Hon. Ann D. Duplessis. 2003.
- Former Host: Eye On Enterprise Cable Access Television Show. This Cable Access production of the New Orleans Regional Business Park featured interviews with Park business owners and managers, as well as with area economic development practitioners. 2003 – 2007.
- St. Augustine High School. Captain, 35th Reunion Class of 1976. 2011.
- Candidate, United States Representative, Louisiana Second Congressional District. 2010.
- Chairman, Summerfest 2010 Festival, Bethany United Methodist Church, Pontchartrain Park.
- Construction Review Committee, New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board. 1994 – 1996.
- Advisory Committee, New Orleans East Economic Development Foundation
- Edward A. Kennedy, Jr. Choir, Bethany United Methodist Church. Former Director.
- Advisory Committee, St. Augustine High School Alumni Association.
- Co-Founder, Coach: Greater New Orleans Youth Soccer League. 1995 – 1998.
- Advisory Committee, Friends of the New Orleans Recreation Department. 1997 – 1998.
- Trailblazer Award recipient, Data News Weekly. 2012. ladatanews.com.
- Le Grand Executive recognition, New Orleans CityBusiness newspaper. Full front page coverage and an extended article. 1/03/2005. neworleanscitybusiness.com.
- Esprit De Fraternity Award, Sigma Lambda Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. 2017.
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Being an effective leader for District 97 and the city of New Orleans require the experience and commitment that Eugene Green has shown in decades of public service. Green is a seasoned public servant. He has worked in the past with the Louisiana State Legislature to secure funding and to introduce or change legislation in his role as the leader of economic development and job creation efforts in our City and our State. He has also worked with non – profit organizations that have secured funding and legislative support from the State to promote their delivery of services.
Green has leadership experience and has accomplished much on a City, State, and Federal level, delivering resources and services to citizens and constituents that have led to the enhancement of the quality of life for our community.
If elected and given the privilege to serve in the Louisiana State Legislature – District 97, Green plans to advocate and fight for our citizens’ quality of life issues to include but not limited to the following:
Green will fight for additional resources from the State of Louisiana to secure funding for the growing infrastructure needs of New Orleans. These resources from the Capital Outlay, Appropriations, and more will include funding for flood control and infrastructure needs. Additionally, Green has signed onto Mayor Latoya Cantrell’s Fair Share Pledge.
Early Childhood Education lays the foundation for our young minds to grow and thrive therefore, Green will support Governor Jon Bel Edwards’ announced second term initiative to secure additional funding for early childhood education.
Green will work with the State’s Department of Economic Development to upgrade the sharing of information with the public on the resources that are available to the public through the State’s Hudson Initiative. Also, Green will work to strengthen access to capital for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Additionally, Green supports the conducting of a statewide disparity study to provide a legal basis for programs that the state can provide to enhance participation in State economic development by a larger number of local and state citizens and businesses.
Green has owned his St. Roch Avenue home for 27 years. He knows that for our communities to be stronger it is imperative that we avoid citizens being forced out of their neighborhoods by especially sudden extreme tax increases. Therefore, Green favors a cap on the increased annual assessments that can be calculated by the assessor.
Many of our youth are still being left behind by shortcomings in our educational system. Green supports, among other measures, funding for active mentor-ship programs in our schools and communities that will bring students in need in contact with successful and motivating adults. Green has served for years as a Mentor with the Jim Singleton Charter School in Central City and has experienced many successes motivating youth to take advantage of the positive opportunities that society has to offer.
These disparities, in addition to being unfair and possibly unconstitutional, also have a negative impact on our State’s ability to attract motivated workers. Green will support legislation that addresses and seeks to eliminate the disparity in pay that results from discrimination based on gender and/or race.
Too many Orleans Parish schools are rated by the State as below satisfactory or failing. The Orleans Parish School Board should be required to operate schools that have for many years failed. The School Board has failed to act for too long and should be required by law to intervene through direct operation of continued failing schools.