Scott and Judy Green, Fargo, N.D., have been selected to receive Minnesota State University Moorhead’s 34th annual L.B. Hartz Professional Achievement Award. An awards reception will be held Wednesday, Sept. 28 on the MSUM campus.
The award is named in honor of the late L.B. Hartz, the founder of Hartz Wholesale Company headquartered in Thief River Falls. It’s presented annually by MSUM’s College of Business and Innovation to an individual who has created economic opportunities for others through innovation, entrepreneurship and community service.
Scott Green grew up in Fargo and graduated from Fargo South High School. He earned his degree in finance from MSUM and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Graduate School of Banking. His career in the banking industry began in 1980 as a part-time clerk at First Bank. He later joined Community First National Bank and was named senior lender. After Bank of the West took over Community First, Scott was named area manager and served in that capacity until retiring this spring. Scott has been recognized for his leadership and service to the community, including serving on several boards as well as the Paseka School of Business Advisory Council. He was named an MSUM Distinguished Alumnus in 2010, and also mentors MSUM students.
Judy Green grew up and graduated from high school in Langdon, N.D. She earned an associate’s degree in accounting from MSUM. She worked at First Bank, Olivet Lutheran Church and Crane Johnson Lumber before transitioning into the non-profit arena, where her personal passion became her profession. She has served as executive director of the YWCA, president of the United Way, and currently is interim division fundraising vice president for the American Red Cross. She has served on numerous community boards during her career and is an executive mentor to MSUM students.