Nate Green is stepping down as the chief executive officer of the Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club.

In an announcement today, the organization's board of directors said Green intends to pursue a career as a professional basketball official.

Green joined the Boys and Girls Club in August 2018, coming from ONI Risk Partners, where he had served as an account executive since 2012. 

Under Green's leadership, the club has secured new and increased grant funding and more than doubled the For Our Kids social media giving day fundraising effort. He also helped to reconnect the club with the Travis Smith Memorial Golf Outing, which raises money for club support and provides a scholarship for the Youth Member of the Year award winner.

The THBGC board will begin a search for Green's replacement in the coming weeks.

“I have immensely enjoyed my time with the Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club," Green said in a news release issued by the club. "Working with the youth in our community is one of the most rewarding experiences I have had in my career. I will miss the kids and THBGC team as I pursue my professional goals in basketball officiating.”

Said THBGC board president Dave Friedrich, "On behalf of the Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club and the Board of Directors, I would like to thank Nate for all he has done for our club. We wish Nate all the best as he advances his professional officiating career.”

Green, an Iowa native, attended Indiana State University on a basketball scholarship and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from ISU. He spent nearly a decade playing professional basketball before returning to Terre Haute. His officiating experience includes NCAA Division I basketball.

Green played professionally in Israel, Italy and Australia, as well as in the NBA Development League. He also suited up for NBA teams, playing in preseason exhibition games with the Indiana Pacers and Summer League games with the Miami Heat.

His pro career followed four years as an ISU Sycamore, capped by the 1999-2000 season. That winter, Green became the first ISU player since Larry Bird to become the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year, and his team gave ISU its first MVC regular-season championship and NCAA Tournament berth since the Bird era.

The university inducted Green into its Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012.