Jimmy White IV is a South Philadelphia native who served in the US Navy from 2000-2006 as a nuclear electrician on board the fast attack submarine, the USS Montpelier during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Through his military career, he earned three Navy Achievement Medals, was named Junior Sailor of the Year and achieved the rank of 1st class petty officer.
He started in the facilities service industry as a maintenance mechanic and rose to the position of Global Operations Manager for Vanguard corporate facilities portfolio with ABM Facilities. He was the opening Operations Manager for the Comcast Technology Center for Liberty Property Trust then transitioned to his role as the Director of Engineering for Four Seasons Philadelphia, the brand’s 5 Star Urban Flagship hotel for the Americas. Currently he is the Complex Director of Engineering for the Element and W hotels in Center City Philadelphia.
He is a professional speaker through his company (Jimmy White Speaks LLC), a GW Bush Center Veteran Leadership Program Scholar, an alumni of Leadership Philadelphia program, a national award winning Youth/Veteran Advocate with the Travis Manion Foundation, a TEDx Speaker, the Founder-In-Residence at Venture Café Philadelphia and OnRamp Entrepreneurship Cohort facilitator, a member of the Military Veterans in Journalism Speaker Bureau and Inspirational Speaker for the Philadelphia Union Foundation IAM Project. In 2022, he was awarded the Science Center Nucleus Cultivator Award for his leadership and commitment in building a sustainable workforce in the Greater Philadelphia STEM community. He is a minister and loving husband to his wife, Theresa and father to three amazing boys, Jim-Jim, Jo-Jo and Jack-Jack.