The Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance has named David L. White as the new CEO for the regional business development organization.
Following a nationwide search, the Alliance Board of Directors voted to officially welcome White to Stanislaus County.
“One of the reasons we really liked Dave for this position was due to the incredible level of collaboration and communication we noticed at the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance,” said Jeff Grover, chairman of the Board of Directors. “Seeing how the Business Alliance has created a cluster of industry strategy and engaged volunteers from those industries into the day to day business of economic development was one of the main reasons we wanted to hire Dave.”
With over 25 years of experience in economic development, White is excited to start his new position as CEO with the Stanislaus Alliance.
“Perception does not equal reality. I have visited several communities in the county so far, and I have been very impressed with what this area has to offer,” said White. “There is a sense of an All-American, down to earth feel here.”
Since 2006, White has served as the Chief Business Development Officer for the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance. Although White has been recently serving in Colorado, his background comes from California as he worked for the City of Riverside/Smart Riverside, offering his expertise in marketing and business attraction.
Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Brigham Young University and a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Pittsburg, White has a vast amount of knowledge in areas that affect the Stanislaus region. He is also a husband and father of five children.
According to the Alliance, White is expected to officially begin as the new CEO in January 2014.