Rev. Raymond Greene, JrAkron, OH
Rev. Raymond Greene, Jr., executive director of Black Led Organizing Collaborative (BLOC). Greene has 11 years of experience working in the electoral field. Rev. Raymond E. Greene Jr. was born and raised in Akron, Ohio to Gwendolyn Haslem and Raymond E. Greene Sr. Grounded with an incredible set of family values, Raymond began his journey on the road to success.
Hiring and training over 2,000 people in direct sales through canvassing in Ohio, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Detroit, and Pittsburgh, he used this skillset to build the largest voter registration team in the country. Greene’s collective efforts resulted in registering over 300K Black people to vote from 2012 to 2018. For several years, Greene served as the Ohio Organizing Collaborative Political Director and co-founded Black Fork Strategies. He has held many different positions in the electoral field including volunteer, Team Lead, Office Manager, Deputy Director, Political Director, and Organizing Director. These service and leadership roles were instrumental training grounds that cultivated Greene’s savvy as a strategic thinker and leader for BLOC. The Black Led Organizing Collaborative (BLOC) was created to build Black political power and is the vehicle for collective political expression, educating the Black electorate and the broader Black community on issues impacting their lives and mobilizing them to turn out to vote on issues and candidates.