Name: Fred W. Green
Company: F. W. Green Associates
Business Description: CEO Consulting
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ABOUT THE CEO OF F. W. GREEN ASSOCIATES AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS' OF BOSTON: A true leader is someone who, with a quiet determination, sets out to make a difference. Fred W. Green, Chairman of the CEO Club of Boston, has spent over four decades doing just that.
Green's past reads like an interesting adventure novel. A graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in the mid ‘60s, he spent his early days traversing the globe beginning in Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Malaysia and Thailand in the Far East to the Middle East to Africa, Europe and South America as an Engineering Officer in the United States Merchant Marine.
After Green's three-year commitment to the United States Navy as a Merchant Marine Officer was fulfilled, he enrolled in graduate school, receiving his MBA from Northeastern University. From there it was on to the accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand. It wasn't long when one of his clients, the Abington Mutual Fire Insurance Company lured him from Coopers and Lybrand where he focused exclusively on the property and casualty insurance business. It was at the insurance company that Green fine-tuned his business skills, moving from accountant to Vice President of Finance.
During this time, in the early 1970s, Green became actively involved in the Massachusetts Jaycees. He had an idea about helping children with developmental disabilities and through his endeavors, created a seven-week overnight camp in Foxboro, Massachusetts called the Lincoln Hill Camp. The camp focused on children with severe behavior problems. For 1974 until 1982, Green worked as the volunteer chairman of the camp and in 1979 he also created the Lincoln Hill School, a school for children with severe behavior problems who needed additional assistance during the traditional school year. The school was active for four years until the public school districts were better able to accommodate these students.
Green was elected to succeed Abington Mutual's retiring CEO in 1984, making him the youngest CEO in the company's 125-year history at the age of 38. He continued as CEO of the company adding a new insurance company and assuming management of a third company, taking them from $9 million to $30 million in annual revenue. In 1995, the companies were merged into separate larger companies. Green felt that this was the time to begin his own venture and started his own management consulting company, F. W. Green Associates, offering advice and counsel to CEOs in the Northeast.
In the year 2000, Green suggested to a company he was consulting with that they help sponsor the re-establishment of the Chief Executive Officers' Club of Boston. In December of that year, the CEO Club of Boston was officially launched. Recently the CEO Club finished its fifth year of operation with over 55 members. The Chief Executive Officers' Club provides opportunities for CEOs of businesses, with a minimum of $2 million in annual revenue, to expand their network of CEO contacts and receive information that could prove critical to their organizations. The successful launch of the CEO Club of Boston has additionally evolved into two Presidential Advisory Councils which Green facilitates. Each PAC consist of 8 to 10 CEO Club Members who serve as their own board of advisors. Fred currently serves as Chairman of the Chief Executive Officers' Club of Boston.
Over the last 32 years, Green has been elected to the board of directors of over 30 organizations, serving in leadership roles in 17 of them. A partial list of those organizations and his leadership roles include: Chairman of the Metro South Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chairman of the Alliance of American Insurers, Chairman of the Brockton Regional Employment Board, Chairman of the Mutual Fire Insurance Association of New England, Chairman of the Massachusetts Jaycees Charitable Trust and Chairman of the Mutual Casualty Underwriters.
He has also served as the Director of the St. Mark's Church, Altar Servers' Guild & as Junior Warden of St. Mark's Church Vestry, President of the New England Association of Mutual Insurance Accountants, a Director of the Old Colony YMCA, a Director of the Southeastern Massachusetts Superintendents' Center for Public Leadership, a Director of the Summit Insurance Company, a Director of the People's Savings Bank, a Director of the Excess Mutual Reinsurance Company and he is currently President-elect of the Foxboro Lions Club.
In addition to the above organizations, Green has been a member of the Massachusetts Department of Education, School/Business Partnership Committee, the Alumni Executive Forum of Northeastern University, the Society of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters, the Stonehill College Executive Committee for Development, the Insurance Managers Association of Boston, the Northeastern University MBA/CBA & Massachusetts Maritime Academy Alumni Associations and the Foxboro Committee for the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity, Inc. (METCO). He has also been an Instructor of the Dale Carnegie Course for Human Relations and Public Speaking, and has been a Guest Lecturer on the subject of leadership at Stonehill College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, AFROTC Program and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
Last year, Fred and his Wife, Carol celebrated 37 years of marriage. Their Daughter, Jessica, works for Accounting Management Solutions, Inc. in Westborough, MA. Their Son, Joshua, is a Major in the United States Air Force and is presently serving his country in Operation Iraqi Freedom.