2019 Second Step Presidential Justice Forum
Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina
Senior Advisory Board
Adrienne A. White
Adrienne A. White is the VP of Strategy/Business Development at Citizens Trust Bank. Previously, she was the VP of Finance of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Prior to The Center, she worked at The Coca-Cola Company. She started the first four years of career at Ernst & Young LLP’s (EY) external audit services.
Adrienne’s primary passions in the community are health & wellness, women’s empowerment and education.
Adrienne has been on the Atlanta Public School audit committee since April 2016 and helps to advise the board about the APS risk & control environment. Adrienne was a board member and treasurer at The Intown Academy, a public charter school in the Atlanta Public School serving nearly 330 students in grades K-8 from July 2011 to June 2014.
Adrienne is a board member of the Atlanta Track Club, the nation’s 2nd largest track club, which produces the world’s largest 10K road race. She’s served on the marketing committee and currently serves as diversity committee chair. In April 2011, Adrienne was one of three leaders who launched the Atlanta chapter of Black Girls Run!, a national organization aimed at promoting an active lifestyle among African-American women through participation in running events. She also served as BGR! South Region Ambassador supporting 40 ambassadors across Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi in their efforts to support, encourage and activate over 25,000 members
Adrienne serves as board treasurer for Grove Park Foundation, the “community quarterback” guiding an inclusive, holistic neighborhood revitalization effort. Using the Purpose Built Communities model, Grove Park Foundation works with the neighborhood and partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors to achieve an equitable and sustainable transformation that preserves and builds community. Grove Park Foundation is committed to a long-term effort that will build a cradle-to-college education pipeline, develop affordable and mixed income housing, and community health and wellness programs and facilities.
In her role on the Atlanta BeltLine 67, a young professionals advisory board of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, she established a key partnership which significantly increased participation in the BeltLine annual 10k. She currently serves as events & fundraising co-chair.
Adrienne has been chair of Red Clay Democrats since 2017 and was Chair of Georgia’s WIN List in 2015-2016, both state focused political action committees that invest in progressive candidates. She chaired Representative Bee Nguyen’s state house campaign in 2017. Adrienne was a part of the DNC’s 2016 Georgia Victory Leaders Council and a part of Hillary Clinton’s for45 Finance Council Steering Committee.
In 2018 she was recognized as a Women of Excellence by the Atlanta Tribune. In 2016 she was recognized by Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the 40 Under 40 and has taken on various leadership roles in the Atlanta community including the Citizens Trust Bank Next Gen Advisory Board, Outstanding Atlanta, LEAD Atlanta, and New Leaders Council. Adrienne was recognized by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women as a Woman of Impact in April 2015.
Adrienne is a licensed certified public accountant in Georgia and earned her Masters of Accountancy and Bachelor of Science in Commerce; Concentration in Accounting, from The University of Virginia.