Mandy White

Senior Vice President, Economic Development

Mandy White is Senior Vice President, Economic Development, of Jackson Chamber, Jackson, TN. The organization represents 1200+ business members in Jackson/Madison County and parts of West Tennessee.

White has been a staff member at the Jackson Chamber since January 1999 and has served in a variety of areas including small business services, leadership development, membership services, accounting and now, economic development.

As Senior Vice President, Economic Development, she works closely with Team Madison County to market Jackson to industrial prospects in an effort to locate them to Madison County. She is also responsible for the areas of workforce development, and existing industry relations, working closely with Jackson Energy Authority to identify and assist with growth opportunities for existing companies. Since her involvement with Team Madison County, a total of 10,602 new jobs have been created with investments more than $2 Billion by new and expanding industries.

White holds a B.S. in psychology from Union University. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute, the Dale Carnegie Training Course, Leadership Jackson, Tennessee Valley Authority's(TVA) Leadership Institute and WestStar.

She serves on the executive advisory board of the Union University McAfee School of Business, Jackson State Community College School of Business Advisory Board, and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Jackson General Advisory Board. Mandy is a member of the Japan-America Society of Tennessee, where she serves on the board of directors, Southern Economic Development Council, American Chamber of Commerce Research Association (ACCRA), and is a member and past president of the Tennessee Economic Development Council, a peer organization of more than 350 members. Past board involvement has included the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry, University of Tennessee Certified Economic Developer Program, Jackson State Community College Foundation Board of Directors and others. She is a regular speaker for the University of Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course and the University of Tennessee Business Retention and Expansion Course.

White is a volunteer with Make a Wish of the Mid-South and is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Jackson. She is a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Jackson Area Alumnae Association, where she serves as an advisor to the Beta Omega collegiate chapter. Mandy was named one of "Jackson's Finest Young Professionals" in 2012 and was highlighted by Union University in 2015 in its “Next Generation of Great Leaders” series. The Jackson-Madison County African American Chamber of Commerce also named Mandy an Outstanding Woman in Business in 2015.

Away from the office, Mandy enjoys hanging out with her dogs, cycling, and traveling, especially to Chicago and Jamaica. Originally from Ashland City, TN, she has been married to her husband, Darrell since 2007 and currently resides in Jackson, TN.

Five Fun Facts
  • Baking from scratch is her favorite down time activity
  • Always wanted to be on Wheel of Fortune
  • Has two rescue dogs, Darla and Lola
  • Took up cycling in 2016 and loves it
  • She is a competitive poker player

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