Jeremy first went to prison in 2007. Miraculously, he was not going as a new resident . . . but as a volunteer with the Prison Entrepreneurship Program. He joined PEP’s Dallas Advisory Board the next year, and he continued volunteering until he was named the organization’s Chief Development Officer in January 2012. PEP is a pioneering nonprofit that delivers the nation’s best results in terms of recidivism, employment and small business creation among ex-offenders.

Jeremy previously served in leadership roles at a number of charitable organizations, including a microlender that provided small loans to low-income entrepreneurs, a management support organization that delivered training and consulting to other nonprofits, and a community development organization that reached over 50,000 low-income families per year. He earned an Executive MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas and also holds degrees in both Advertising and English from SMU in Dallas, Texas.

Jeremy’s wife Natalie is a family attorney who owns a law firm based in Allen, Texas, where the Greggs are raising two daughters named Madeleine and Harper. Jeremy serves on the advisory board for Crossroads Community Services and he is active as a volunteer teacher with Allen Art To Go and the Watch D.O.G.S. program at his daughters’ school.

Weird Things about Me

  • For eight years, I was taught by Hungarian monks who came to Texas to escape the Communists during World War II.
  • I self-published a book of poetry in high school. And no, you cannot read it. Thank God, it was before the Internet was invented. But you can buy my poetry teacher’s book here.
  • I was selected to be a White House Intern … in 1999 …. during the Lewinski trial. I was in the Office of Vice President Al Gore, in the Climate Change Task Force.
  • The dean of my college would not allow me to wear shoes to my own graduation. It’s a long story…
  • I married my high school sweetheart. And then she became a divorce lawyer. Go figure…
  • My only brother has never been convicted of a crime but he lives in a cell. He is a monk living at Our Lady of Dallas.
  • I wanted to name my first-born daughter after a character from J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings.” And somehow, my wife agreed. Epidurals are AWESOME.
  • My wife wanted to name our second daughter after the author of “To Kill a Mockingbird.” How could I say no? My wife is AWESOME.
  • I once played the part of a pimp in a performance of The Who’s “Tommy.” I had to sing this song and smoke a cigarette on stage. No, you will never hear me sing it again.
  • In prison, they call me Miss Piggy Bank. Don’t ask why.

Nonprofit Leader
Chief Development Officer, Prison Entrepreneurship Program (2012+)

Executive Director, The PLAN Fund (2011-2012); this organization is now called PeopleFund

Founding Executive Director, Executives in Action (2009-2011)

Vice President of Development, Center for Nonprofit Management (2008-2009)

Director of Development, Central Dallas Ministries (2005-2008); this organization is now called CitySquare

Director of Development & Communications, Camp Fire USA Lone Star Council (2001-2005)

Entrepreneur
The Law Office of Natalie Gregg (2009+), a family law firm that I started with my darling bride. I built the organization’s Web site and run our advertising/marketing initiatives. I am not an attorney; being married to one is good enough for me, thank you.

Current Volunteer Roles

Education
M.B.A. – Executive Program; University of Texas at Dallas (UTD)

B.A., EnglishDistinction Program (Graduate courses); Southern Methodist University (SMU)

B.A., Advertising – Honors Program; Southern Methodist University (SMU)

Honors and Awards

Television and Radio Spots

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Print and Online Media

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