GBA Feb 2017 centennial award

Centennial Award Presented to John M. Cross

The 2016 Centennial Award for outstanding and exemplary community service was presented to John M. Cross, Jr. on January 19 at the GBA member meeting.  John is a seasoned corporate attorney with the Brooks Pierce firm. His community service in Greensboro began with this Bar Association in the Young Lawyers Section, where he participated in community service projects and later served on the section’s board.  John became Chair of that Section in 1999-2000.  He was also a member of the Greensboro Board of Adjustment for six years, serving as its Chairman in 2008-09.  He has long supported the United Way, serving as campaign coordinator, on the board of Directors and as Chairman in 2010-11.  John supported the Victory Junction Gang Camp in Randleman, where he volunteered and served on the camp’s board for 10 years.  John has also supported the Greensboro Children’s Museum, serving in every leadership capacity.    John is currently on the Boards of the Cone Health Foundation and the National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad (NCCJ), and he served as Board chair of NCCJ during 2015-16. We are pleased to recognize John Cross for his service to our community.

GBA Feb 2017 centennial award

Ken Keller (right) presents John Cross (left) with the 2016 Centennial Award.

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