Neville Green, the National Society of Black Engineers’ (NSBE’s) current national secretary, has been elected to serve as the Society’s top-ranking officer, the national chair, for 2015–16. Green will join four other national executive officers (NEO) in leading NSBE’s National Executive Board next year, including Ian McDoom, national secretary-elect, who is an electrical engineering major at the University of Florida; National Treasurer-elect John Walker, who is a civil engineering undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh; and Noral Walker, national programs chair-elect, a civil engineering major at Cal State Northridge and NSBE’s current national Pre-College Initiative chair. There were no candidates for the final NEO position, national vice chair, so the position will be filled by appointment before NSBE’s 2015–16 program year begins on May 1.

The election results were announced at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., during the NSBE Golden Torch Awards ceremony, the culminating event of NSBE’s 41st Annual Convention. The convention attracted more than 9,300 attendees, the second-largest turnout in the event’s history.

Green is from the island nation of Barbados. He attended Lincoln High School in Yonkers, N.Y., where he was in the National Honor Society and received wide recognition for his entrepreneurial efforts. Green decided to take the path of chemical engineering after his father had triumphed over cancer. He was determined to make a difference in the medical field by attaining a better understanding of chemical engineering and its application to drug delivery.

Green is a member of NSBE’s City College of New York Chapter, which he has served as programs chair and president. Under his leadership, the chapter was recognized by NSBE for the effectiveness of its retention program. More recently, he served as the Region I Metropolitan/Long Island Zone chair and Region I Business Diversity chair. His passion for NSBE leadership stems from the desire to advance blacks in engineering and a strong moral ethic to “lift as you climb.” Green is scheduled to graduate from CCNY in May 2016 and plans to continue his career then as a management consultant.

During his acceptance remarks, Green spoke of his faith and thanked NSBE’s current national officers, advisors and World Headquarters staff for their inspiration and support, and NSBE’s membership for electing him.

“I am a living example that you can do anything you aspire to,” Green told the audience, “especially when you allow God to move in your life.”

“NSBE, this next year will be a transformational year en route to 2025 and graduating 10,000 black, young engineers,” Green said. “I am ready to build on the foundation established this year and take this Society from good to great. I charge each and every one of you to join me on this journey of excellence.”