Ramsey Green is a co-founder of MyStrongHome, a startup hurricane mitigation company that upgrades homes to superior construction standards, using homeowners’ reduced insurance premiums to pay for the upgrades. Ramsey’s background is in real estate development and he is a partner in GCE Green Development, LLC, a company focused on building a portfolio of historic, energy efficient residential and commercial real estate in New Orleans. Previously, he served as the Deputy Superintendent for Operations of the Louisiana Recovery School District (RSD), where his responsibilities included managing the reconstruction of the district’s school facilities, financing, and general district operations in post-Katrina New Orleans.
At the RSD, Ramsey led the negotiations with the federal government that increased the amount of FEMA rebuilding funds to New Orleans schools in the wake of Hurricane Katrina from approximately $200 million to more than two billion dollars, the largest FEMA allocation to a local government in history. Prior to his service at the RSD, Ramsey served as the Education Policy Director at the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA), managing the deployment of hurricane recovery funds after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Additionally, Ramsey founded and continues to operate RG Development, a community-based investor fund that purchases, renovates, and manages rental housing throughout southern Louisiana. A former Teach For America corps member, Ramsey taught high school social studies in Franklin, Louisiana.
Ramsey received a B.A. with Honors in Politics from New York University, a Master in Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania where he was a Samuel Fels Scholar, and a certificate in local and state government for senior executives from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he was a Fisher Fellow. He is an adjunct professor in the Homeland Security Studies Program at Tulane University, the chairman of the board of the New Orleans School Facility Finance Foundation (the tax credit authority for New Orleans public schools), and a member of the inaugural class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a leadership initiative started by the presidential foundations of former U.S. Presidents Clinton, Johnson, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush. Ramsey lives in the Wisner Park neighborhood of uptown New Orleans with his wife, Danielle Del Sol, their daughter, Maryna, and their dogs, Penny and Kona.