Meet Our Volunteer Chairman and CEO Bill White
Bill White is our volunteer CEO of the Buckhead City Committee, a volunteer group of Buckhead residents, business owners and supporters determined to create Buckhead City, Georgia. This grassroots initiative aims to vastly improve public safety, reduce crime, gain local control of zoning, enhance maintenance of infrastructure, beautify area parks & recreational facilities in Buckhead a suburb of the City of Atlanta.
White’s career started in his family’s restaurant and real estate business and evolved to fundraising, consulting, community engagement, business and philanthropy. In 1991, White founded Operation Support 501(c)(3), an all-volunteer group of young professionals dedicated to raising awareness and funds for families of wounded and fallen veterans. Philanthropist and real estate mogul Zachary Fisher recruited White as his chief of staff and, ultimately, to lead the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City. Under White’s leadership, nearly $1 billion was raised for the museum’s renovation and for grievously injured veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. During White’s tenure, annual museum visitors climbed from 200,000 to over 1 million. White co-founded the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a successful and respected charitable organization thriving today which supports wounded and fallen servicemembers and their families.
In 2010, White founded Constellations Group, a business development firm to advise leaders and connect them to strategic partners, funding and counsel. Clients include Fisher Brothers, Palladium Equity Partners, Blackwater, the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, the United War Veterans Council and the Wounded Warrior Project. White has been vetted for key positions in presidential administrations of both political parties. He coordinated bipartisan legislation with Sens. Hillary Clinton and John McCain that boosted the death benefit for servicemembers killed in action from $6,000 to $500,000 (tax exempt). White has business partnerships with entrepreneur Mark Wahlberg in his water bottle company Aquahydrate and is a partner in the successful Ghost Lifestyle brand. He has served on over a dozen corporate and nonprofit boards, and a public company. White has raised in excess of $3 billion for private equity & venture capital projects.
White is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Fordham University in the Bronx, New York. Accolades include decorations from the U.S. Dept of Defense, the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard; The Knight (Cavaliere) of the Republic of Italy; and the Life Saving Benevolent Association’s top honor for rescuing a woman drowning in the Hudson River. Licenses and training include NYC EMS Emergency Medical Technician, Captain of the First Aid and Rescue Co. of the Point Lookout Lido Fire Department and USCG Captain license for 100-ton passenger vessels. He is founder of the Fordham University EMS, and held Professional Fundraiser FINRA licenses Series 7 & 66.
White lives in Buckhead with his husband, Bryan Eure, senior vice president, Willis Towers Watson. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and serving the Buckhead community.