Deputy Director, Professional ServicesCompany: National Organization on Disability
Role: Session Presenter
Session: The Quest for Talent: Innovative Disability Employment Models (S5 - B)
Howard Green, deputy director of Professional Services at National Organization on Disability (NOD), is a nationally recognized expert in building relationships between companies and the rehabilitation programs that serve many people with disabilities. During his tenure with NOD, Howard has assisted a number of corporations, such as Lowe’s, Toys “R” Us, Inc. and Kroger, mount successful disability employment initiatives.
He is a sought-after trainer on the employment of people with disabilities and has been recognized by the National Rehabilitation Association and National Association of Rehabilitation Leaders. He received the R.N. Anderson Award for Leadership by the Virginia Rehabilitation Association, as well as the U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN) National Partner of the Year Award in 2004.
Howard has been active with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, VCU Business Roundtable, U.S. Business Leadership Network, and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). In addition, he currently serves on the advisory board for the Virginia Business Leadership Network.
Howard holds a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University, where he was also on the faculty for 20 years, and is a published author on employment for people with disabilities. He began his career as a vocational rehabilitation counselor and has managed employment programs and job coaches.