Todd Greene is the executive director of the Atlanta University Center Consortium Inc. (AUCC), the world’s oldest and largest consortium of historically black colleges and universities. Under Greene’s leadership, the re-envisioned think-tank focuses on thought leadership, collaboration, and strategic innovation for each member institution (Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine and Spelman College) and for all members collectively. He reports directly to the presidents of each member institution and leads a team focused on enhancing academic opportunities and other educational experiences for students, forging interdisciplinary, innovative and impactful research, catalyzing a broad economic development agenda, and developing platforms and structures for more efficient operations. Greene oversees numerous programs, initiatives, and projects including the AUC Data Science Initiative, the Dual Degree Engineering Program, and the AUC Career Services Office. He also provides leadership for the University Community Development Corporation, an organization focused on creating sustainable communities through economic and social development initiatives.
For more than 10 years, Greene served as a vice president in the research division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He led the economic and community development department, responsible for a range of research, policy, and outreach initiatives to promote inclusive economic growth, including community and economic development finance, small business access to credit, affordable housing strategies, and human capital and workforce development. At a national level, Greene founded and led the Federal Reserve System’s Human Capital/Workforce Development Working Group and conceived of and oversaw the creation of the Federal Reserve Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity.
Previously, Greene was a member of the general faculty at Georgia Institute of Technology, where he served as director of various centers and programs related to applied economic development including the Community Policy and Research Services Group; the Center for Economic Development Studies; the Center for Manufacturing Information Technology; and the Program in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy.
Greene is a noted thought leader and expert on the intersection of economic development, workforce development, and community development and is a frequent speaker at conferences in the U.S. and countries around the world, including Canada, Chile, China, France, Italy, Korea, and New Zealand. He has published numerous articles and is the co-editor of Transforming U.S. Workforce Development Policies for the 21st Century (2015) and Investing in America’s Workforce: Improving Outcomes for Workers and Employers (2018).
At the international level, Greene is secretary/treasurer of the International Economic Development Council and a member of the governance committee of the board of directors. Greene is also a member of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development National Advisory Board. He is a member of local and regional boards of directors including Invest Atlanta (the city of Atlanta’s economic development agency); WellStar Atlanta Medical Center Regional Health; Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students; Metro Atlanta eXchange for Workforce Solutions; and WABE Atlanta Educational Telecommunications Collaborative. Greene is a member and past chairman of the Georgia Economic Developers Association and is a member of the Southern Economic Development Council. He is an alumnus of the 2003 Leadership Buckhead, 2009 Leadership Georgia, and 2011 Leadership Atlanta programs.
Greene earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and master’s degrees from Washington University and Georgia State University. He has completed executive education programs at Stanford University Graduate School of Business and Universidad ESAN (Lima, Peru).