After 15 years with the Greater Michigan Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), president and CEO Jimmy Greene is making a step up. On Monday, he stepped into his new position as the president of ABC of Michigan.
Greene, who lives in Saginaw and works in Midland, has enjoyed working with The Dow Chemical Co. and local politicians, including Rep. John Moolenaar, Rep. Annette Glenn and Sen. Jim Stamas. His primary focus will be on the areas of policy, government affairs and political relationships.
Greene is looking forward to bringing the “Great Lakes Bay Region personality statewide.” One of his goals as president is to demonstrate how free enterprise works with diversity and inclusion.
“It gives me great pleasure to demonstrate how those work together and how it’s shaped by public policy,” he said.
“ABC of Michigan is thrilled to welcome Jimmy Greene to this exciting new role fighting for free enterprise and Michigan’s hardworking craft tradespeople,” said Robert Clancy, chairman of the ABC Michigan Board of Directors, and owner of Robert Clancy Contracting in a recent press release. “Jimmy is a remarkable leader with a long track record of delivering results for Michigan workers.”
Greene will be taking over for Jeff Wiggins, the previous state director at ABC. His position at the Greater Midland Chapter will be filled by Angela Latino from Charlotte, North Carolina. Green observed that he was the first and only Black CEO in the group’s 65-year history.
“The opportunity to talk about public policy and diversity statewide excites me,” he said.