Vice Chairman of the Board, Aerospace Education

Jerry E. White

Vice Chairman of the Board, Aerospace Education

Colorado Springs, Colorado, nominated for a first one-year term. He is a Life Member, member of the Thunderbird Society and Gold Wings Club and has served several years on the AEF and AFA Boards, past Chair and Co-Chair of the Development Committee. He served one year as an appointed member of the AFA Executive Committee. He currently serves on the Aerospace Education Council. He was active in the combining of AEF and AFA organizations and Boards. White served 37 years active and reserve in the Air Force, retiring as a major general. His Air Force career has been primarily in Space and Development. He is the co-author of the primary text on Astrodynamics. As a former Air Force Academy faculty member, he remains engaged with the Academy and technical education. White has extensive experience in the leadership of nonprofit organizations, with 18 years as CEO and Board Chair of a large nonprofit (4500 employees). He was Chair of an association of several hundred nonprofits. He was a member of the congressionally mandated Reserve Forces Policy Board. He holds degrees from the University of Washington, AFIT and a PhD from Purdue University. White chaired the Rhoades Scholarship Colorado Selection Committee for 3 years. He is currently President and Chairman Emeritus of The Navigators.

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