November 18, 2010
Steve Green is a native of Savannah, Ga., where he attended Benedictine Military School and graduated from the University of Georgia. He began his professional career in his family’s distribution business, Green Distributors, the exclusive franchisee for Frito-Lay products in Southeast Georgia. He was president of the company for 10 years, in which time its size tripled. In 1980, it was purchased by Frito-Lay, Inc. Following the sale, he joined Frito-Lay as vice president in charge of trade development for the Southeastern United States. In 1982, he left the private sector and moved to Washington, D.C., to become Special Assistant to Congressman Lindsay Thomas.
Currently, he is president and CEO of Stephen Green Properties, a commercial real estate investment and development company that he started in 1986. Since that time, he has been instrumental in organizing the launch of the First Bank of Brunswick, First Chatham Bank and FCB Financial Holdings. He serves as chairman of the board of First Chatham Bank and vice chairman of FCB Financial Holdings. Two years ago he purchased The Presidents Quarters Inn, a sixteen-room luxury bed & breakfast in the heart of Savannah’s Historic District. He also serves on the board of directors of Georgia Power Co.
Green has brought a unique understanding of business and politics to many civic and charitable organizations. He is a two-time past chairman of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, past chairman of both the Armstrong Atlantic State University Foundation and Armstrong State’s Educational Properties Foundation boards.
Most recently, he completed his third term as chairman of the Georgia Ports Authority and remains a member of that board. He serves on the Bi-State Jasper Port Project Office, studying the potential for a container port in Jasper, South Carolina. He is vice chairman of the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport Commission. He also serves as an officer and board member of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and on the boards of the Savannah Economic Development Authority and Georgia International Maritime and Trade Center Authority. He was selected to serve on the Governor’s Statewide Water Task Force and chosen one of Armstrong Atlantic State University’s 75 Most Outstanding Alumni.