Alex Green is a Director for the North American Students for Cooperation (NASCO), which organizes, educates, develops and manages affordable group equity housing cooperatives. Alongside his professional background in accounting, finance and planning, Alex has more than 12 years of leadership and governance experience in the youth and student housing cooperative movements.
He became involved in cooperatives as a college student when he moved into a house at the Inter-Cooperative Council (ICC), a 550-member nonprofit group equity cooperative student housing organization in Ann Arbor, Michigan. During his time at the ICC, Alex provided leadership as Vice President of Finance and President, helping to managing and oversee the cooperative’s operations. He was subsequently elected to the NASCO Board of Directors where he has served for six years—two as Board President. There, Alex has overseen and worked on financial planning, staffing expansion, fundraising, member engagement, property management, cooperative development and various governance improvements. Alongside his governance experience, Alex worked as the Finance Director for the ICC in Ann Arbor, solving issues as varied as long-range operational and capital planning, working directly with members to coordinate payment plans, and restating financial records in preparation for an audit.
Alex has a master’s degree in Accounting and a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Michigan. He received his CPA license (auditing) with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Since then, Alex has worked in nonprofit organizations, first as the Finance Director for the ICC and currently as a Manager for the Financial Planning and Analysis team at the international NGO Human Rights Watch, where he provides short- and long-term forecasting, financial analyses and decision-making support to the executive team for the organization’s growing $92 million budget.
Alex is member at the Park Slope Food Cooperative in New York City, where he contributes monthly labor hours inventorying frozen food in the basement freezer. He hopes to continue his development as a young cooperative leader with NCBA CLUSA.