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Greg Wallig (EMBA'24)
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People for Others: Greg Wallig (EMBA’24)

As the managing principal of MetroDC, Greg Wallig (EMBA’24) is responsible for the culture and care of hundreds of local employees and the clients with whom they serve. This is a responsibility he doesn’t take lightly. 

“One of my priorities as a business leader is to provide an environment where my employees can bring the best of themselves to serve their clients and each other,” said Wallig. “Caring for the individual needs of each person has led me to create the first office in my firm to incorporate gender-neutral bathrooms, full ADA accessibility, as well as contemplation and wellness rooms into the office design.”

Photo of Greg Wallig (center) with Global Fund for Children’s President and CEO John Hecklinger and Co-Chair Swatee Deepak (photo credit: Global Fund for Children)

Wallig (center) with Global Fund for Children’s President and CEO John Hecklinger and Co-Chair Swatee Deepak (photo credit: Global Fund for Children).

Wallig’s care and commitment to his community extends well beyond the walls of his company to citizens across the world. Having previously lived on four different continents across a variety of cultures, the executive leader understands the potential that local communities have to drive social change. He currently serves as co-chair of the Global Fund for Children, which is a not-for-profit organization that leverages grassroots development in high-potential community organizations to help children and youth reach their full potential and advance their rights. Since the organization’s inception, the Global Fund for Children has invested over $46 million to help more than 725 community-based organizations in 24 countries. 

“What drew me to the organization is its entrepreneurial focus, its careful stewardship of funds, and its mission,” said Wallig. “As the finance committee chair and member of the executive committee, I am deeply involved in supporting the mission of the organization, bringing my talents and resources to impact youth and children around the globe.”

In addition to his efforts at Global Fund for Children, Wallig has also volunteered his time with the board of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, the Virginia Society of CPAs, the Rosslyn Business Improvement District, and as an advisory board member for the business school at his alma mater, William & Mary. But the most challenging board position, according to Wallig, has been through his service on the governing body of his church. 

“This experience taught me first-hand how to combine perseverance, discretion, respect, compromise, and stewardship to achieve better outcomes,” said Wallig. “Most importantly, I learned the power of discernment in the context of leadership.”

This story is part of the Embracing Our Jesuit Values series. Read the original story.

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