In moments of crisis, should Christian leaders take the easy path to revenue or trust in God and lean on Biblical values? Today, on True North Leader, guest George Green IV discusses establishing excellence and integrity across his Christian non-profit, from big decisions to culture. George is a licensed professional engineer and the Chief Executive Officer and President of Water Mission. Since 2013, in this role, he has led the development and implementation of comprehensive and sustainable safe water projects in Afghanistan, Belize, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, and many other nations.
George’s family said no when a big tech company offered a donation that would keep the ministry solvent. Why? Because this tech giant said Water Mission needed to keep their faith and clean water projects separate. After all, they told him, “Money is in corporate America.” Tune in to hear how God came through and rewarded Water Mission for sticking to its values when times were tough.
About the guest:
As the Chief Executive Officer and President, George Greene IV, PE, works with the Board of Directors to set and direct strategy. He is responsible for overseeing the financial health of the organization and ensuring all projects are executed with excellence and integrity. Mr. Greene is also responsible for developing key strategic partnerships with other international organizations. Under his leadership, the ministry has experienced an average annual growth rate of more than 20 percent for the last seven years.
Mr. Greene joined Water Mission at its founding in 2001 as a project engineer. He transitioned to vice president of international programs in 2010. In this role, he led the development and implementation of comprehensive and sustainable safe water projects. Serving Afghanistan, Belize, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Pakistan, Peru, Sri Lanka, and Uganda. He became president and chief operating officer in 2013.
A licensed professional engineer in South Carolina. Mr. Greene graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. In 2011, he completed Harvard Business School’s Program for Leadership Development. Followed by a Work Study Program with Water Mission’s Strategic Partner Grundfos at their corporate headquarters in Bjerringbro, Denmark. He is an active member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, St. Andrews Anglican Church. He is also a member of a C12 Group, a network of Christian executives working together to integrate faith and business.
About the host:
Following a successful career as CEO, Bobby sold his business to a publicly-traded company. In what he calls his “second half of life”, Bobby seeks to pour Biblically-based principles into growth-minded business, church, and non-profit leaders.
Through Values-Driven Leadership, Bobby serves as an Executive Coach and Training Consultant for organizations. He shares many of his principles and practices through a weekly blog and the True North Leader podcast. He has authored three books: