Dr. Gary M. Green has been President of Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina since July 2001. Prior to that, he held teaching and administrative positions in Kentucky and Alabama. He was a speaker at the White House Conference on the Economy in 2004 and is a frequent presenter on workforce development and community college issues regionally, nationally, and internationally including appearances on CNN, C-SPAN, and NPR. The Manufacturing Institute chose Forsyth Tech, as one of four community colleges nationally, to model advanced manufacturing skills standards endorsed by The National Association of Manufacturers. Under Dr. Green’s leadership, Forsyth Tech has become a national leader in biotechnology education and is the home of the National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce. In addition, Forsyth Tech developed the first nanotechnology associate degree program in North Carolina. Under his leadership, the College has been designated a Center of Excellence for IT security by the NSA and Department of Homeland Security and in 2016 was named a Cybersecurity Regional Resource Center. Dr. Green has worked with major workforce training initiatives with such companies as Reynolds American, HanesBrands, Siemens, and Caterpillar. He hosted visits to the College by President George W. Bush in 2003 and President Barack Obama in 2010.