Judson Green '74 to Receive Boy Scouts' Distinguished Citizen Award

Judson Green '74 to Receive Boy Scouts' Distinguished Citizen Award

September 19, 2010

Judson Green gsb.jpgSeptember 19, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — Judson C. Green, a 1974 graduate of DePauw and a member and former chair of the University's Board of Trustees, "will be honored in Quincy next Sunday when the Mississippi Valley Council of Boy Scouts of America presents him with the 2010 Distinguished Citizen Award," reports the Herald-Whig of Quincy, Illinois. "Green, 58, is a Quincy native and Eagle Scout. He's also an internationally known business leader after eight years as CEO and president of Navteq Corp., and 20 years with the Walt Disney Co., including 10 years as chairman and president of Walt Disney Theme Parks and Resorts." Boy_Scouts_of_America.jpg

"I'm very excited about and honored by this award," Green tells the newspaper. "The Boy Scouts has had a profound impact on me."

Doug Wilson writes, "Scouting also has been a tradition within the Green family. Green's father, Judson Green Sr., was a longtime Scout leader. Green's mother and sister were involved in Scouting as well. His son and nephew both became Eagle Scouts. All told, Green said the family has more than 100 years experience in Scouting. Scout Executive Gary Mertz said Green stands out as a leader who exemplifies the ideals, service and ethics promoted by the Boy Scouts."

The article notes Green's degree from DePauw and that he went on to earn an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.  It adds, "In addition to his love of Scouting and his accomplishments in the business world, Green is a gifted musician. He composes jazz music for piano and has recorded CDs. In Judson and Joyce Green Podium.jpg1996, Green received the Boy Scouts of America's national Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. In recent years he has been honored in Quincy as a commencement speaker at Quincy University and as a keynote speaker at the Community Foundation of the Quincy Area.

Access the complete story at the newspaper's Web site.

Judson Green presented DePauw's commencement address in 1999.

A lead gift by Judson and Joyce Taglauer Green '75 made possible the $29 million expansion and renovation of DePauw's Performing Arts Center. Now known as the Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts, the building was dedicated on October 25, 2007