William L. Green is a retired executive specialized in process improvement and automation of logistic and distribution processes and systems. William is a native of Mobile, AL, specifically Africatown section located 3 miles north of the city center. The first 4 years of his life, he lived in the “New Quarters” section of Africatown. The “New Quarters” were so named as a euphemism for “New Slave Quarters”. William is a third-generation descendant (great grandson) of Osia and Innie Keeby, both occupants of the Clotilda, documented as the last ship to bring Africans to these shores in 1860 for the sole purpose of enslavement.
William was a graduate of the historic Mobile County Training High School and a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist. He was one of the first African Americans to receive a scholarship offer from Auburn University, AL. However, he chose to attend Lincoln University, PA. He received his undergraduate degree from The Lincoln University, PA, the first degree granting Black college/university in America. While at Lincoln, he joined Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Beta Chapter. After undergraduate, he was accepted at Yale in Public Health and University of Chicago for MBA. He chose to continue his education on a fellowship to Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. His areas of concentration were Operation Research, Transportation and Industrial Relations.
He began his professional career at Xerox Corporation in Rochester, NY. His increasing responsibilities were for multinational systems that supported service engineering and parts configuration for office products in USA, Canada, Europe and Japan. His responsibilities required international travel. He transferred to Dallas, TX to support the establishment of facilities for Xerox’s movement into personal computers and word processors. He then moved on to General Telephone and Electronics (GTE) in Dallas. He led his division, Information Services, in the merger of GTE with Bell Atlantic Company to form Verizon Corporation. He retired from Verizon after 20 combined years of service with GTE and Verizon. He served on the boards of Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation of America, Dallas Chapter; Bracane Company (Clinical Research) and Africatown Heritage and Preservation Foundation. He is a member of the Clotilda Descendants Association. William is married to Dorothy Boga-Green. They currently reside in Plano, Texas.
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