Darrell White

Darrell White

CEO


Owen County Family YMCA

Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
High school science teacher focused on physical science and advanced biology
Owner operator of a photography studio which resulted in my next job.
Marketing and communications position with a start-up medical device company
Product manager for a larger medical device company followed by 7 years as a territory sales manager
Training and shared plant services manager at the same medical device company. This included employee and community relations.
General manager of a 3D printing and short run manufacturing facility
CEO of a YMCA
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Education

High School
Bachelor
BS Education
Indiana University-Bloomington
Graduate
Educational/Instructional Technology
Indiana University-Bloomington

Career

CEO

Establish partnerships, securing funding and work with my board to address the needs of of our community

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Medicine
Helping People

Day to Day

Meeting with others in our community to broaden our base of support and expand our programs to meet the current and future needs of our community.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Listen and respond when appropriate. Some of the best ideas take time to gain support. As CEO you are planning for the future. Take time and respect the thoughts and ideas of others. Build a network of like minded people who are interested in building a better future for your business or community

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Being a YMCA CEO was never in my plans. I always tried to do more than was expected of me in whatever job I had. Others will notice your extra efforts, and will give you the opportunity to try new things. During my career, I saw a need for two different positions that did not exist. I advocated for their establishment and was told it would never happen. I was eventually selected to fill both of those positions.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Business Administration and Management, General

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You're from Indiana where people work slower than we do in Boston."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student