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Kimberly Green, President of the Green Family Foundation to be recognized at the City of Miami 2014 Juneteenth Celebration
Kimberly Green has been chosen by the City of Miami Model City Neighborhood Enhancement Team (N.E.T.) as one of their honorees for the City of Miami 13th annual Juneteenth Celebration. The City will recognize Ms. Green for her hard work, dedication and passion that she has exemplified with Miami Dade County and especially the Little Haiti community.
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration dating back to 1865, when word reached African Americans in Texas that slavery in the United States had been abolished. More than two years earlier, on New Year's Day 1863, President Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
The celebration will take place on Thursday, June 19th, 2014 with a reception at 6 pm followed by the award ceremony at 7:30 pm at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex 260 NE 59th Street, Miami, FL 33137
Ambassador Steven J. Green to be named the 2014 Transcendent Leader by FIU’s Center for Leadership
MIAMI (June 5, 2014) - Ambassador Steven Jay Green will receive the 2014 Transcendent Leader Award from the Center for Leadership at FIU.
The center will present the award during the Chapman Leadership Honors on Sept. 30, 2014. Green will give the keynote address at the event.
“Ambassador Green’s distinguished leadership in the business world and his noble service as a U.S. ambassador make him a truly excellent choice for this award,” said Mayra Beers, the center’s director of operations. “We are also acknowledging his service and importance to FIU and to our community. We are proud and delighted to have him as our 2014 Transcendent Leader.”
The center was recently ranked number one in the United States among academic institutions for its executive leadership development programs by Leadership Excellence, a publication of HR.com.
The Chapman Leadership Honors is named for Alvah H. Chapman Jr., former chairman of Knight-Ridder and one of South Florida's most influential philanthropic and civic leaders. Previous recipients of the Transcendent Leader Award include Alberto Ibargüen, president of the Knight Foundation, and David Lawrence, retired publisher of The Miami Herald and president of The Early Childhood Initiative Foundation.
Green’s career highlights include serving as chairman and CEO of Samsonite Corporation (1988 – 1996), including directing the strategic management and operations of then Samsonite affiliates, American Tourister and Culligan Water.
In 1995, President Clinton appointed Green to the President’s Export Council. In 1997 Green was sworn in as the twelfth United States Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore. He concluded his service in 2001.
During Green’s term, he spearheaded strategic programs that significantly enhanced U.S.-Singapore alliances in economic development, intellectual property, immigration and national security. His innovations and goodwill accomplishments greatly expanded American business opportunities in Singapore and other ASEAN markets.
Green has remained active in national civic affairs through the Green Family Foundation.
He is Chairman and Founder of Greenstreet Partners and serves as director of Knowledge Universe Learning Group. In addition, Ambassador Green is chairman and CEO of K1 Ventures Limited; serves as honorary consul general of Singapore in Miami, Florida; formally served on the International Advisory Board of the Government Investment Corporation of Singapore; is chairman of Guggenheim International; and is on the executive committee of Guggenheim International. He is a former board member of Scripps Research Institute, one of the world’s largest independent non-profit biomedical research organizations.
In June of 2009, Ambassador Green received an honorary doctorate degree from the FIU College of Law. FIU’s Green Library on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus is named in honor of him and his wife Dorothea.
The Greens have two daughters and two grandchildren.
Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. Its colleges and schools offer more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU is Worlds Ahead in its local and global engagement, finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded 200,000 degrees and enrolls more than 50,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU is a member of Conference USA and has 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.
FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP™ was recognized by the Florida Blue Foundation on April 24th as a state of Florida 2014 Sapphire Award honoree. The program was honored for its innovative approach that is changing lives in Miami and educating 21st century health professionals.
BY JACQUELINE CHARLES
A year after Haiti-born award-winning filmmaker Raoul Peck first screened his documentary about the international community’s failure to rebuild post-quake Haiti to Haitian and European audiences, the film has finally made its way to South Florida.
Fatal Assistance will be on a limited run Thursday through Sunday at O Cinema Miami Shores at Miami Theater Center, 9806 NE Second Ave. Peck, who lives in Paris and is currently filming in Haiti, will be at the 7:30 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday showings to answer questions. Ticket prices are $10.50 for adults, and $9 for seniors and students. Thursday’s showings are at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Other show times can be viewed on the cinema’s website at www.o-cinema.org.
The film’s South Florida debut is being sponsored by the Green Family Foundation, which also has teamed up with Florida International University’s Latin America and Caribbean Center to screen the film for students and faculty. Peck will speak from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday at FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151st St., North Miami, ACII Bldg, Room 161.
|»||See how the Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP program at FIU changes lives|
|»||Purchase Alan Lomax In Haiti: Recordings For The Library Of Congress, 1936-1937, nominated for two GRAMMY Awards.|
|»||Watch GFF President Kimberly Green's CGI Stories segment about the music of Alan Lomax.|