Spring 2009 Issue

Greg Greene ’88

Executive Vice President, Ryder System, Inc.
Andreas School of Business

Greg Greene was in his 30s when he attended Barry University’s Master of Business Administration evening program. He already had a high-profile job at Bank of America but he wanted more.

Three nights a week, after working at least nine hours a day in corporate America, Greene headed off to class.

It wasn’t easy, he says, but it gave him the skills needed to reach the heights of his profession.

“One of the things I loved is that many of the professors had come from the corporate world,” Greene said. “The other thing I loved was that a lot of the students were like me, coming from other companies, so you learned a ton from the professors but also from your peers as well. It’s hard when you have a full-time job but I think the evening MBA students are people who are really motivated. It opened all kinds of doors.”

Greene is currently executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Ryder System, Inc., a Fortune 500 global transportation and supply chain management solutions company. He is responsible for Ryder’s human resources functions, including compensation and benefits, training and development and strategic initiatives to enhance performance management. Additionally, Greene oversees Ryder’s corporate communications functions and is a member of its Executive Leadership Team.

Greene joined Ryder in 1993 as manager of executive and international compensation and was promoted to director of human resources for the international division in 1996. He later served as senior vice president of human resources and as senior vice president of the global talent management division.

His experience also includes several years in executive and management positions with NationsBank and other corporations.

Greene holds a Master of Business Administration from Barry University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pittsburgh. He serves on the Board of the Florida Chamber of Commerce and Barry University’s Board of Trustees.