Gregory R. Spencer

President and CEO
Randall Industries, LLC

An Air Force Veteran and leader in both business and nonprofits, Greg Spencer is President and CEO of Randall Chemical Manufacturing Company. His corporate work settings have included United States Steel Corporation and EQT Corporation. He also served as interim Executive Director of the Manchester Youth Development Center (MYDC) following its founder’s retirement. Subsequently, he volunteered to serve as the Executive Director of the Martin Luther King Reading and Cultural Center after it was closed by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Greg and his wife reopened and staffed the facility, recruited volunteers and engaged the community in returning the Center to be an after school safe haven for children.  

Inspiration in the sector: How it’s “committed to help those that need a hand to deal with everyday challenges.” 

Advice to future nonprofit leaders: “Find your passion and calling and stay focused and operate with integrity.”

Nonprofit role model: Edie Shapira. “I have served on several boards with Edie and watched her put her soul and heart into every aspect of the organization that she is working with. The organizations are diverse in their missions and the skills necessary to understand the details enough to gain credibility  and to lead. Whether it is public health, waterways, education, energy she leads the driving principles and puts things into proper perspective in terms of how it affects people. She doesn’t need the title of leader, it is just her passion for people that people recognize and respond to.”   

On mentors and those who lead us:  “There have been a few mentors in my life that have had such profound impact. Each taught me a different but profound lesson…my pastor who served our church when I was growing up was blind. He didn’t let challenges stop him from being the great leader that he was. A CEO of a major corporation who saw some value in me that I didn’t see in myself who kept encouraging me to do more and be better. My parents….my Mother who taught me to love and care for all people and my father who demonstrated the value of hard work.”

What’s for breakfast? Bacon, Eggs (over medium) grits and wheat toast with coffee 

Recommended reading to start or close the day: “Find a scripture that relates to your challenges or opportunities that you will or anticipate addressing.”

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