THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT RE-NOMINATES ERNEST G. GREEN AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION
The President today announced his intention to re-nominate Ernest G. Green, of Washington, D.C., as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation.
Mr. Green is presently the Managing Director of Public Finance for Lehman Brothers in their Washington, D.C. office. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, he was President of Ernest Green & Associates, a consulting firm which provided technical assistance in marketing, financial management, and economic forecasting. Mr. Green served during the Carter Administration as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment and Training where he directed the implementation of a vast range of activities including federally-funded comprehensive training and work incentive programs for the disadvantaged.
Mr. Green was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. He earned his high school diploma from Central High School in Little Rock where he and eight other Black students, who later became known as the "Little Rock Nine", were the first to integrate the school following the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown vs. Board of Education which declared segregation illegal. He received a B.S. degree in Social Science, a Masters of Sociology, and an Honorary Doctorate from Michigan State University. Mr. Green also serves on the Historically Black Colleges & Universities Capital Financing Advisory Board.
The African Development Foundation is an independent, non-profit government corporation founded to provide self-help initiatives to the poor populations of Africa. The Foundation also works to strengthen friendships and understanding between the people of Africa and the United States and to support local African activities designed to increase opportunities for community development.