Most Interesting and Influencial 2005: G. Gregory Wallace

G. Gregory Wallace
Small Business Advocate for
State of Michigan

 G. Gregory Wallace, is a native of Flint, MI.  He has held a number of jobs that have proven to beneficial to the small business and minority community.
    We currently is employed with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.  He is the liaison to the small business and minority community.  He has held the position which serves as a support system for the minority business community, including  women and business owner with disabilities.  Wallace works through various organizations to build partnerships with private and public sectors.       Wallace is also responsible for the creation of minority business development centers in  Saginaw.
    His other accomplishments include creating, designing and managing a toll-free hotline system that allows minority and women owned small business firms access to information about regulatory, financial, and procurement licensing within a 72-hour response period. As well as, expanding and creating diversity in new markets such as aerospace, retail, and franchise development business services. 
      Wallace is involved with many community activities.  He currently serves on the board of the Black Child and Family Institute.
       Wallace is also the President of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity local chapter Kappa Delta Lambda.  He is the Vice-President of the Greater Lansing Pan Hellenic Council.  He supports many local artists as well and enjoys entertainment.
      He was recently awarded the Regional Service Award for service to the minority business community in Michigan.  (His humor is evident, when asked for a picture he sent one when he was 15 years old).