Meet Commissioner Marion Greene
Servant leadership runs in Hennepin County Board Chair Marion Greene's blood.
“I grew up in a family where public service was highly valued," Greene said.
In January, Greene began her second term as a commissioner representing District 3, which includes Southwest Minneapolis and St. Louis Park. This is her first year as chair.
Greene's desire to work in public sector started early: The daughter of U.S. Foreign Service staff, Greene and her family moved overseas when she was age 3. That experience shaped both her education and how she saw the world—and the United States. By the time she was a junior in high school, she and her family had lived in Chennai, India; Casablanca, Morocco; Brasilia, Brazil; and Islamabad, Pakistan.
“As part of that experience, I developed an understanding that the United States was wealthy in terms of resources," Greene said, adding she also noticed differences in people's access to resources at home and abroad.
After earning her bachelor's degree at Swarthmore College, she worked in brand management for Pillsbury Company and General Mills. Her long-standing interest in health led to roles in health policy and reimbursement at Boston Scientific and St. Jude Medical.