Paul Mengert, AMG’s chief executive officer (CEO) believes very strongly in the concept that giving back to a community is one of the most important things any person with means can do. Every successful businessperson is where he is because of the community in which they live, as well as the one they grew up in. In Paul Mengert’s case, those communities are one and the same. He grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina and he established AMG there for just that reason, ands he believes everyone in his position should also help give a leg up to those in need because that is what makes people virtuous and strong.
Even when you look at the firm from the outside, it is quite obvious that education is a major focus for Paul Mengert, AMG (Association Management Group) chief executive officer and the group’s founder. AMG is a management company that functions as something of a condensed version of a typical university Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program. The program’s classes are largely taught by the many Harvard Business School alumni who, like Greensboro native Paul Mengert, currently live in that area of North Carolina area. Many AMG instructors are executives with various prominent companies, and many serve as managing partners, presidents, and even CEOs.
One primary reason Paul Mengert established AMG in Greensboro is because he believes it is a fundamental aspect of life that you don’t just take what you want, but you also demonstrate grace. Everyone should be grateful when they become successful and they should feel compelled to return something to the people who helped get you there, whether that person does so personally or through business activity.