Transportation 2023: DAVID WHITE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, VIRGINIA MARITIME ASSOCIATION, NORFOLK
In addition to leading the Virginia Maritime Association, an advocacy organization for nearly 500 member companies, White is executive vice president and secretary for the Hampton Roads Shipping Association.
A William & Mary alum, White has been with the VMA since 2003 and became its executive director in 2018. The association’s priorities include encouraging investment in education and training, increasing the inventory of shovel-ready sites for industry and supporting the dredging of the region’s shipping channels to become the widest and deepest on the East Coast.
White is also secretary and treasurer of the National Association of Maritime Organizations and vice chair of the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization’s Virginia Freight Advisory Committee.
TRAIT(S) I ADMIRE: I am jealous of people with good singing voices and musical talent.
FIRST JOB: At the age of 16, I worked part time at a Wendy’s flipping hamburgers.
WHAT MAKES ME HAPPIEST: Time spent with my wife and daughters