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George Greenidge Jr.

1/18/2011, 10:13 a.m.

George Greenidge Jr.

City Councilor Michael P. Ross has appointed George R. “Chip” Greenidge Jr. as chief of staff.

Greenidge is the founder and executive director of the National Black College Alliance, an organization of alumni and college students from historically black colleges and universities committed to mentoring the next generation of civic leaders.

He previously served as a program officer at The Boston Foundation. He recently served as the board chair of the Boston Empowerment Zone, a nonprofit charged with dispersing HUD resources to Boston’s most economically challenged neighborhoods.

Greenidge graduated from Morehouse College with a bachelor’s degree in political science and international affairs, and received his master’s degree at Harvard University’s School of Education. Greenidge is a longtime resident of the Boston area, and he now resides in the Ashmont section of Dorchester.

“I am honored to join the great team Councilor Ross already has in place,” Greenidge said. “I look forward to bringing the councilor’s innovative ideas to our city as his chief of staff.”

Ross was very pleased. “I am thrilled to have George as the newest member of my team,” he said. “He has worked tirelessly to bring people together to change our city for the better. His energy and enthusiasm will be an asset to my office, and to the entire district.”