2023-2024 Season Highlights

With the 2023-2024 season upon us, we are thrilled to present an exciting lineup of events featuring renowned speakers who will undoubtedly engage and enlighten our club members. While some high-powered speakers are finalizing their schedules, we’re committed to promptly communicating the specific dates as they are confirmed. Here’s a glimpse of what to expect:

  • January 2024: Join us as we host Rick Green, the visionary Founder of 1A Auto, who will inspire us with his entrepreneurial journey and industry expertise.
  • February 2024: Brace yourself for a thought-provoking evening with Congressman Byron Donalds (R-Naples, FL), who will shed light on national economic policies and their impact.
  • March 2024: Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear Dr. “Grace” Jinliu Wang, President of WPI, speak on her extensive experience in academia and research innovation.
  • Late May 2024: Conclude the season with a bang as we welcome Adam Selipsky, the CEO of Amazon Web Services (AWS), who will share insights into the future of technology, artificial intelligence, and its influence on the global economy.
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Rick Green: A Trailblazer in Aerospace and E-Commerce

January 25, 2024 @ 5:15 pm - 8:00 pm


The Hogan Center,
College of the Holy Cross

5:15pm – Cocktail Reception
6:15pm – Dinner and Speaker

Rick Green, a Cornell University alumnus with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, has carved a unique path from engineering to entrepreneurship. His early career as a Flight Assurance Engineer for Pegasus and Taurus Rockets laid the foundation for his technical expertise. Transitioning to the Boston Consulting Group, Rick honed his skills in Industrial Goods and e-Commerce practice.

In 1998, while pursuing his MBA at The Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, Rick embarked on an entrepreneurial journey, founding 1A Auto Inc. Under his leadership, the company transformed from a small startup with three employees to a global powerhouse with over 500 staff across seven offices. Rick’s vision and strategic approach have established 1A Auto as the largest vertically integrated online retailer in the aftermarket auto parts industry and eBay’s top auto parts seller.

Rick’s innovative strategies in creating the most efficient auto parts e-Commerce fulfillment operation and developing an extensive overseas supply chain have been recognized internationally. In 2019, he was honored as one of Taiwan’s Businessmen of the Year, a rare accolade for a non-Taiwanese.


Without the generous contributions of our sponsors, this event would not be possible. We thank them for their continued support of our club and for helping to provide a platform for knowledge sharing in Central Massachusetts.


January 25, 2024
5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross
1 College St
Worcester, MA 01610 United States


Worcester Economic Club