An Interview with Executive Director Maurice “Mo” Green

Q. What tips do you have for other new executive directors for developing strong relationships with the board and with the family?

A. This Foundation has a Board of Trustees that is made up of family and non-family members, both of whom work very well together. The family members very much value Trustees who are not family members, as well as the staff, which has created a culture for the way in which the Foundation operates.

In this role, it has been helpful for me to be in constant communication with our Trustees, to share with them the work that staff is doing and to keep them informed, in multiple and varied ways, of what is happening at ZSR. It has also been important for me to recognize the knowledge, skills, relationships, and experience of the Trustees and to use those attributes in ways that would benefit the Foundation.

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