Paul C. White, Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation

TITLE:  President and CEO

FOCUS AREAS: Community strengthening, early childhood literacy, teen pregnancy, juvenile crime and gang activity, high school graduation, youth development, innovative education strategies, risk reduction, arts & culture

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PROFILE: Paul C. White follows Dr. Valerie A. Hepburn as president and CEO of the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation. He has been in this role since November 2016 and previously worked as a sales director for WelDril Products in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Other past experience includes jobs at Ekstrom & Associates, mobiManage, and PSI Investments.

His foundation bio shares:

Following a national search, the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation has selected Paul C. White to serve as its new President & CEO, beginning November 2016. White comes to the Foundation following almost two decades of successful private sector marketing and investment management experience in Oklahoma. He previously served as the founding executive director of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia and as a senior consultant with a national firm providing training and development services for community foundations across the country.
White was raised in the Atlanta area, where his parents still reside. He graduated from The Westminster Schools and The University of Georgia and attended the LBJ Graduate School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. Early in his career, White worked on the legislative staff of Georgia’s former United States Senator Sam Nunn and for the U. S. Department of the Treasury. Active in his community, White currently serves as the Senior Warden of Trinity Episcopal Church and as a board member and former chair of the Tulsa Authority for Recovery of Energy. He and his wife, Monica, have two adult children.
Art Lucas, who led the Search Committee for the Foundation, praised White’s experience. “Paul White brings good knowledge of entrepreneurship and private sector management to blend with his great experience starting and running a successful regional community foundation. He grew up in Georgia and knows what it takes to promote impactful philanthropy in our communities. We are delighted to welcome Paul to Coastal Georgia and the Community Foundation.”
In June of this year, Dr. Valerie Hepburn, who has served as President & CEO of the Foundation since 2014, announced her decision to step down. She will work with White during the month of November to ensure a successful transition. Hepburn will leave her formal role in early December but will continue to support and advise the organization on a voluntary basis.