Michael Greenman retired in 2011 as the Executive Director of the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC), located in Westerville, Ohio.
Since 2000 his “avocation” has been focused on efforts to eliminate Corporate Personhood, the reality that has allowed trans-national corporations to optimize profits at the expense of our society and our planet’s climate. In June of 2013, Michael, was appointed Moderator of the “Interfaith Caucus” of Move to Amend (a national coalition of organizations and individuals seeking to restore government “by, of and for the people”, not “the corporations”). The Interfaith Caucus is focusing the attention of communities of faith and ethical convictions as “Stewards of Creation” specifically on our common interest in preserving the well-being of our planet for future generations. A constitutional amendment eliminating corporate personhood can lead to the passage of laws and regulations that will place reasonable limits on carbon emissions of industries and encourage rapid development of alternative and renewable energy sources that will slow down and eventually reverse our current headlong race to irreversible climate change.
Michael did his undergraduate work at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and earned a degree in Romance languages from the University of Minnesota. He has fluency in several languages and has lived in 10 countries.
Michael’s professional career prior to entering the glass industry covers 9 years in the U.S. Navy, where following service locations including Iceland and Cuba he resigned his commission as a Lieutenant in Public Affairs. 20 years in international business with Caterpillar and John Deere followed with assignments to South America, the Far East, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He was Executive Director of a London-based fund management firm, a Third World development organization, and Founder/Coordinator of a European-based “International Business Network” seeking to bring human values into the business world. He also used an SEC Series 7 certification as a Financial Advisor to recommend and sell socially screened investments to his clients.