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BE Modern Man: Meet “Mr. Quiet Storm” Lenny Green

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Name: Lenny Green

Profession: Radio Personality / Host / Entrepreneur

Age: 42

One Word That Describes You: Determined

The unmistakable, undeniable, silky smooth baritone voice that comes through your speakers can only come from one man:  Lenny Green. Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Lenny is the undisputed master of creating a relaxed atmosphere and setting the mood. Over the years, Lenny has interviewed celebrities including Jay-Z, Patti LaBelle, Mary J. Blige, the late Barry White, Gerald Levert, and Natalie Cole, as well as countless other A-list names. With his voice being syndicated live to cities across the nation, Lenny believes in using his instrument to assist in developing the next generation of BE Modern Man hopefuls.

Believe it or not, radio was not Green’s initial interest; it was singing. But after visiting his college radio station, his passion shifted to radio. “I was so overwhelmed at that precise moment in the studio, and I knew right away that I wanted to be a radio personality,” Green tells BE Modern Man.

As the case is with many college graduates, Green found it difficult to find employment within his broadcast management major.  “I wanted an on-air radio job as a personality, but life taught me a valuable lesson,” says green. “I learned real fast to be patient and persistent, because anything worthwhile doesn’t come easy or fast.”

When Green finally got his opportunity as an on-air personality, he took the world by storm — The Quiet Storm. Now, after many years in the radio business, the nationally syndicated on-air personality isn’t slowing down. “Like technology, the radio industry is evolving every day, which means you have to stay abreast of industry changes. You cannot get too comfortable. You must always reach for the next level,” says Green. “There are so many things to accomplish, so stay the course because what God has for you, no one can take away.”

In addition to his radio duties, Green does voice-over work, emcees at celebrity concerts, and is a radio programming consultant.  Although he’s a busy man, he continues to engage in community service, assisting others by lending his time to a variety of causes. “This is a BE Modern Man,” says Green. “He is a renaissance man who carries himself with respect and integrity, has leadership skills, and makes it his business to make a difference in his community and, ultimately, the world. Most importantly, the BE Modern Man honors and respects the importance of family and of recognizing those who’ve come before him.”

The BE Modern Man team congratulates Lenny Green for his service to the communities we live in throughout the world. By staying the course and being persistent, Green provides a blueprint for taking your talent and giving it to the world.

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