Michael Green, a retired businessman with a background in technology, was appointed to the West Virginia Board of Education in 2009 to a nine-year term. He was elected vice president in 2013 and president in 2015. Green is a current resident of Morgantown in Monongalia County.
Green, who serves as an adviser, investor and board member for several privately held technology companies, earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Boston University and a master’s degree in numerical science from Johns Hopkins University.
Green began his career in 1969 as a mathematician, cryptanalyst and software developer at the National Security Agency. In 1979, he began his career in the private sector when he joined Network Systems Corp., a developer and manufacturer of high-speed networking equipment, as a sales manager. After 10 years at Network Systems, he held a similar job at California-based Ultra Network Technologies. He moved to FORE Systems Inc. in 1992, serving as senior vice president and general manager of worldwide sales. FORE Systems was sold to Marconi in 1999.
Green was recruited to join Loudcloud Inc., a technology company, and served as its president of field operations from May 2000 through May 2001. He is a board member of the West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation, the West Virginia Angel Investment Network and several boards at West Virginia University. He also dedicates much of his time to working with early stage companies and angel investment groups, and coaching entrepreneurs.
Green and his wife Diane have four children and eight grandchildren.
Michael is a member of the Remake Learning Council.