Mandy White is senior vice president, economic development of Jackson Chamber in Jackson, TN. The organization represents 1100+ 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 11,000 new jobs have been created with investments of more than $2.1 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 and WestStar. She graduated from TVA’s Leadership Institute in 2017.
She has served on advisory committees for Jackson State Community College, University of Memphis-Lambuth, and Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Jackson, and is a member of the Japan-America Society of Tennessee, Southern Economic Development Council, American Chamber of Commerce Research Association (ACCRA), and the Tennessee Economic Development Council, where she is past president of the 350-member organization.
White has been involved as a volunteer wish grantor with Make a Wish of the Mid-South, serves on the Girl Scouts Heart of the South Community Action Cabinet and is active in transporting rescue dogs on their journey to their adoptive families. She is a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Jackson Area Alumnae Association, and 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. In 2017, she received the Alumni Meritorious Service Award from Union University for outstanding work in the non-profit field.
Away from the office, Mandy enjoys hanging out with her dogs, baking, 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.