Deputy Director of Economic Development, Miami-Dade County (Miami, FL)
Michaeljohn Green currently serves as the Deputy Director of Economic Development for Miami-Dade County. He previously served as the Vice President of Community Development at Dade County Federal Credit Union and currently sits on the Credit Union’s supervisory committee. He studied Management information Systems and Economics at Harris Stowe State University. He proceeded to work in grass roots organizing with Acorn, but later found a home working for one of the nation’s top CDFI's in Justine Petersen. His success and passion for finance led him to jobs at Bank of America, JPMorgan, Wells Fargo and The Bank of Montreal. While working with the Private Wealth Team at The Bank of Montreal, managing over a half a billion dollars with not one black or brown client, creating wealth in minority communities has now become his calling. With that passion, leading a Miami based Community Development Corporation and managing the CDFI seemed to be a natural fit. As fund Manager of the Community Fund of North Miami Dade, he started a small business-lending program focused on minority entrepreneurs.
Most recently Mr. Green helped create The Rise Miami Dade Fund, a county supported program to assist small businesses ecosystem through the pandemic. The RISE Fund lent money to over 900 business in Miami Dade County in a 6-month period helping support over 4,500 families. Mr. Green’s primary goal is to provide access to capital, technical assistance and financial resources to low and moderate income communities. In addition to working to support the diverse small business community in Miami, Mr. Green is actively engaged in communities across the country. Mr. Green sits on the board of the Africa Town Community Land Trust, Leadership Miami Executive Team, First Place Scholars Board, Merit XP board, MDC Small Business Enterprise Board, and the African American Alliance of CDFI CEO's just to name a few.