Gary M. Green, EdD

Gary M. Green, EdD, is Chief Workforce Development Officer for the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and RegenMed Development Organization and is president of GMG Strategy, LLC, a North Carolina-based consulting firm supporting leadership, policy, and talent/workforce development. He served as President of Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina from July 2001 until December 2018.

Under Dr. Green’s leadership, Forsyth Tech became a national leader in technical education and is the home of the National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce. Forsyth Tech developed the first nanotechnology associate degree program in North Carolina and was designated a Center of Excellence for Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security. In 2016 the college was named a Cybersecurity Regional Resource Center by the NSA. Dr. Green worked on major workforce training initiatives with such as Boeing, Reynolds American, Dell, Siemens, Deere-Hitachi and Caterpillar.

Dr. Green hosted visits to the College and its biotechnology program by President George W. Bush in 2003 and President Barack Obama in 2010, and Liberian president and Nobel laureate, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf visited in 2016. He was a speaker at the White House Conference on the Economy in 2004 and has been a presenter on workforce development issues regionally, nationally, and internationally, including appearances on CNN, C-SPAN, and NPR.

Prior to serving as president of Forsyth Tech, he held community college faculty and administrative positions in Kentucky and Alabama.

Dr. Green is the Co-Chair of the National Business and Industry Advisory Council of InnovATEBio: National Center for Biotechnology Education and is a member of its National Visitors Council. He is a board member of the Higher Education Works, a North Carolina higher education advocacy organization.