Michael Greenberg

 
 

Michael Greenberg, ILLINOIS WESLEYAN 1982, pledged Sigma Chi on Sep. 14, 1978, when he accepted his bid to join the Fraternity's Alpha Iota Chapter. He was initiated on Feb. 14, 1979. During his undergraduate days, Greenberg served two terms as Magister (pledge trainer), which he credits as fostering his lifelong passion for teaching the concept of enduring leadership. On campus, he was also a student senator, an active wrestler and the university's media commissioner. His list of Sigma Chi contributions as an alumnus is long and diverse, beginning with his tenure as chapter advisor for the Omega Chapter at Northwestern University, and later as president of his undergraduate chapter's house corporation from 1988 to 1992. Greenberg has been a facilitator at the Balfour Leadership Training Workshop 30 times and was the recipient of the Carlisle Outstanding Faculty Award in 1999, which recognized him for his exemplary contributions to undergraduate learning at the event. The following year, he was appointed to Team Balfour, the workshop's organizing committee, and served in that role until 2005. He was elected Grand Praetor (regional advisor) of the Central Illinois Province in 1997, and stepped down in 2001. That year, he was appointed chairman of the Fraternity's recruitment task force, which was ultimately responsible for the creation of Mission 365, Sigma Chi's revolutionary recruitment training workshop. Furthering his personal drive to create enduring leaders, Greenberg served as one of the founding members of the Horizon leadership development workshop's operating board from 1998 to 2011 and as its chairman from 2009 to 2011. In 2005, Greenberg was elected to the first of two terms as the alumnus-at-large member of the Executive Committee and chaired the alumni services committee as it launched the alumni ambassador program. He took up the mantle of leadership once again in 2008, serving as chairman of the Balfour Leadership Operating Board until 2009. At the 2009 Grand Chapter in Charleston, S.C., Michael was elected Grand Quaestor (international treasurer). He was elected to his current position of Grand Pro Consul (international vice president) at the 2011 Grand Chapter in Dallas, Texas, and served as chairman of the Grand Council in 2012. In 2005, Sigma Chi recognized Greenberg for his outstanding contributions by inducting him into the Order of Constantine, Sigma Chi's highest honor for alumni members. He is also a member of the Sigma Chi Foundation's William Lewis Lockwood Society, in recognition of his lifelong financial support of the Fraternity. Michael was elected as the Fraternity's 68th Grand Consul at the Fraternity's 79th Grand Chapter in Washington, DC in 2013 to serve a two-year term.

Michael graduated from Illinois Wesleyan with a Bachelor of Science in business and graphic design in 1982. Professionally, he has enjoyed a successful career in the office furniture industry since his graduation. From 1982 to 1994, he learned the foundations for exemplary business management while working for Haworth. In 1994, he co-founded Interior Investments Inc., where he remains today as its founder and owner. He is also the founder and owner of Journey 360 Degrees, a leadership development organization. Throughout his life, he has been actively engaged in other philanthropic activities such as the Illinois Special Olympics, the Boys & Girls Clubs and the American Cancer Society, as well as founding the Dream and Believe Program in 1998 which he currently serves as acting president. He lives in Riverwoods, Ill.

68th Grand Consul
Michael Greenberg
ILLINOIS WESLEYAN 1982