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Gregory  Haile

Gregory Haile

Higher Education Leader & Former President of Broward College

Gregory Haile

Higher Education Leader & Former President of Broward College


Gregory Haile has exceptional leadership experience in both the public and private sectors. By the time he was 40 years old, he had become the president of Broward College, one of the largest colleges in the United States with nearly 60,000 students, more than 4,000 employees, a $300 million annual budget, 2.7 million square feet of office and learning space, and over 300 acres of land. While president, he was recognized as one of the top five community college CEOs in the nation, and he led the College to a top ten ranking (from more than one thousand colleges) by the Aspen Institute at every eligible year under his tenure. Before becoming the College’s president, Mr. Haile served as the College’s first chief legal officer. He was also the vice president for public policy and government affairs (overseeing local, state, and federal government affairs). He began his career as a class action securities litigator at one of the world’s largest law firms. In addition, he has served in over 40 board or committee capacities and more than 20 chair or vice chair capacities. He has led numerous audit, governance, and finance committees. His board governance experience includes a unique and expansive combination of service to government, non-profit, and for-profit entities. 

A select list of board seats previously or currently held by Mr. Haile follows:

  • Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (current), supports the formulation of monetary policy and provides oversight for Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank operations and over $500 billion in assets. Mr. Haile currently serves as the Deputy Chair of the Bank and is the first educator to serve as Deputy Chair of the Bank in approximately 70 years. His service as the Chair is anticipated to begin on January 1, 2025. Mr. Haile also chairs the Audit & Operational Risk Committee and serves on the Benefits Advisory Committee for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.
  • BBX Capital, Inc. (current) (OTCQX: BBXIA) (PINK: BBXIB), a diversified holding company whose principal investments include BBX Capital Real Estate, BBX Sweet Holdings, and Renin, with a market cap of more than $120 million. Mr. Haile is a member of the audit and governance committees.
  • Achieving the Dream (current), a Washington D.C. based non-profit dedicated to supporting community colleges throughout America with a focus on equitable opportunity and outcomes. Mr. Haile serves on the governance committee. 
  • Free the Slaves, a Washington D.C. based non-profit that has led the fight against human trafficking worldwide, working in the Americas, Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific. Mr. Haile served as the Board Chair.
  • Leadership Florida, a statewide membership organization designed to enhance the leadership skills of more than three thousand influential c-suite leaders throughout the State of Florida. Mr. Haile served as the Board Chair and previously chaired the audit and governance committees.

Mr. Haile is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Young President’s Organization, and the Sigma PI Phi, Alpha Rho Boule. Mr. Haile was also recently selected to join the U.S.-EU Talent for Growth Task Force. The Task Force is co-chaired by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the U.S. Secretary of State, and brings together six American leaders from business, labor, and education to collaborate with counterparts from the European Union and build on existing initiatives from both sides of the Atlantic, exchange best practices, and serve as a catalyst for advancing human capital.

Mr. Haile has taught Higher Education Law and Policy at Harvard University (Summer School) and is the recipient of more than 50 honors and awards, including repeated recognitions as one of the top 500 business leaders in the state of Florida. Mr. Haile holds a juris doctorate degree from the Columbia University School of Law (2002) where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University (1999) where he graduated magna cum laude and received the Most Outstanding Graduate award from his college. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Nova Southeastern University and is also a fellow of the Vanderbilt University Higher Education Management Institute.

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