Company: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Location: Damascus, Oregon, United States
Conrad R. Gren, Auditor at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in accounting.
Having been mathematically oriented since his formative years, Mr. Gren went on to attend Walla Walla College where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1978. At the institution, he took on roles such as business office accountant, reader of the theology department, and food preparer, leading him to spearhead his eclectic work in accounting and theology. While working through college, Mr. Gren worked in inventory return for Northrup, King & Co. in Medford, OR, and as an audit clerk for the Corps of Engineers in Walla Walla, WA. Upon achieving his degree he served as an accountant for the Deschutes National Forest Service and was an auditor for the Corps of Engineers North Pacific Division in Portland, OR. Today, he has notably served as an auditor with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a national employee stationed at Northwestern Division in Portland, Oregon since 2004.
Having accrued more than 40 years of experience with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mr. Gren has specialized in accounting and contract auditing. He currently is an auditor or Internal Review Evaluator. From working for the national headquarters, he worked details serving as an auditor at the Kandahar Airfield in 2012-13 and Bagram Airfield in 2014-15, both located in Afghanistan. Between 2004 and 2012, Mr. Gren served as a regional internal review evaluator at locations in Portland, Oregon, Honolulu, Hawaii, and San Francisco, California. In the earlier years of his career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, he was a staff accountant, auditor, and accountant for the North Pacific Division Audit Portland District between 1982 and 2004.
A prolific writer in addition to his primary roles, Mr. Gren is the author of, “Greek/Hebrew Parallel Old Testament English Translation: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus Ruth, Jonah & Habakkuk” from 2017. Additionally, in 2005, he wrote “Piercing the Ambiguities of Psalm 22:16 and the Messiah’s Mission.” To facilitate his knowledge of the scripture, Mr. Gren achieved a Master of Arts in exegetical theology from Western Seminary in 2003. Finding great joy in translating the Bible, Mr. Gren hopes to complete five more books, as well as take on various side ventures in relation to writing in his upcoming retirement. In his free time, he also enjoys researching genealogy, hiking, and reading and writing Biblical Hebrew and Greek.
Looking back on his career trajectory, Mr. Gren is particularly proud of his contributions to building a sediment retention structure to protect rivers following the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980. Likewise, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has currently dedicated their efforts to building several hospitals across the nation, including New York, Colorado, Arizona, and Oregon, to help combat the Covid-19 health crisis. Finding great reward in his work, Mr. Gren’s advice to the next generation is to know your facts before drawing conclusions, have an open mind, be objective, and do not let your judgment be clouded by emotions or extraneous information. He thanks his own mentors to instilling these lessons in him, including Dr. Helen Evans, Dr. Leonard Hillstrom, Alden Thompson, Martin Abegg, Dr. Peter Flint, and John Kohlenberger. To attest to his legacy, Mr. Gren can also be found in the 28th through 30th editions of Who’s Who In Finance and Industry, the 52nd edition of Who’s Who in America, the 23rd through 25th edition of Who’s Who in the West and the 11th and 12th editions of Who’s Who in the World.
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