INDIANAPOLIS (June 7, 2012) - Project Lead The Way is expanding its Engagement Team to better serve the growing national network of schools, states, corporate partners, and universities. Today, PLTW is pleased to announce that William White is joining our organization as Regional Vice President, Midwest Region. White comes to PLTW from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, where he has served as the Development Director for the College of Engineering for the past two years.
“It is with great excitement that I have accepted a position with Project Lead The Way,” White said. “There is a significant challenge facing our country right now. If we do not act and work to provide all students with access to PLTW’s high-quality STEM programs, not only will students suffer, but our country will as well. We are faced with an opportunity to improve outcomes for America’s children and lift up the U.S. economy as a result.”
As the Director of Development for The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering, White has assisted with recruitment of high school seniors for the program. Prior to this role, White built a successful career in sales and business development. From 2001 through 2010, White served as a Director of Trazer Technologies Inc., a world leader in the use of computer-based simulation for the improvement of health, physical performance and fitness. He is also a founding member of Traq, Ltd, a new fitness center primarily focused on addressing the childhood obesity crisis.
“We are thrilled to have William join our national Engagement Team as the Midwest Regional Vice President,” said Rex Bolinger, PLTW senior vice president and chief engagement officer. “Through his leadership in various organizations and his work with his own nonprofit organization, he has proven his ability to lead and his passion for youth. His work is ensuring that all children have dynamic and life-impacting opportunities.”
White holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Metallurgical Engineering from The Ohio State University. It was at OSU where White played four years of Division I football, eventually going on to enjoy an 11-year career in the National Football League with the Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons.
White currently serves as a board member of The Ohio State University’s Varsity O and has served on the boards of the Big Ten Conference Advisory Commission, Athletes in Action, and the Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary. He is the 2011 Fellowship of Christian Athlete Legend Award Winner and has received numerous academic and athletic awards throughout his career. White also runs his own charity, Carter/White Charities, Inc., to give inner city youth access to football camps.
PLTW is proud to have White joining the organization’s outstanding staff of dedicated professionals, educators, and leaders. Please join us in welcoming William White to PLTW.