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Color: Gray
Food: Collard Greens
Quote: The True Measure Of A man Is Not Where He Stands In Times Of Comfort And Convenience But Where He Stands During Conflict And Controversy.
Season: Christmastime
Vacation Destination: Park City, Utah
Birthplace
Fort Riley, Kansas United States of America
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Interview Date: 8/12/2018

Corporate executive Al Green was born on July 11, 1958 in Fort Riley, Kansas to Dallas Green and Jessie Garris. He attended the Lawrence Institute of Technology in Southfield, Michigan and later received his B.B.A. degree in accounting in 1986 from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and his M.B.A. degree in finance and marketing in 1993 from Indiana University Kelley School of Business in Bloomington, Indiana.

Green worked for the Trans Alaska Pipeline as warehouse personnel and truck driver from 1975 to 1978. He then worked as a plumber for Lemeta Plumbing before joining the General Motors Corporation in Detroit, Michigan. During his undergraduate studies, Green took part in the General Motors Dealer Development Scholar program and worked at the Art Moran dealership in Pontiac, Michigan. He continued to work for General Motors as a distribution manager from 1986 to 1991. After graduate school, Green accepted a position with Sara Lee and worked for Bali Intimates as a brand assistant and marketing assistant where he moved to Winston Salem, North Carolina. In 1996, Green returned to General Motors and relocated to Detroit as a research analyst and remained there until he was hired in 1977 by Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET), in Deerfield Beach, Florida in business management. He was named vice president of marketing and served from 2006 to 2009 when he was promoted to vice president of market representation and dealer development, and led the business management department to improve Southeast Toyota’s capabilities and performance from 2009 to 2013. Green served as vice president of vehicle processing for Southeast Toyota’s Jacksonville, Florida facilities from 2013 to 2018. Green was named vice president of fixed operations at Southeast Toyota Distributors of JM&A Group, Deerfield Beach, Florida in 2018.

In 1993, Green received the Patricia W. Mulholland Diversity Leadership Award from the Indiana University, Kelley School of Business.

Green and his wife, Whitney have two adult children, Albert II and Quincy.

Al Green was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on August 12, 2018.

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