White to stay on Arts Council
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine reappointed Susan Allan Block of Toledo, Juan Cespedes of Columbus, and William B. White of Marietta to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC) board for terms ending July 1, 2024.
“Susan, Juan, and Bill have worked tirelessly to promote innovation and investment in Ohio’s creative sector. Their efforts have helped us to achieve a record-setting level of grantmaking, resulting in improved access to the arts in all 88 counties, particularly among counties in Southeast Ohio, Northwest Ohio, and diverse communities in between,” said OAC Executive Director Donna S. Collins. “I am thrilled that they have been asked to extend their commitment to public service. We are so fortunate to have a board full of leaders in the arts.”
A native of Marietta and a graduate of Marietta College with a degree in economics, Mr. White served four years in the United States Marine Corps and is a Vietnam veteran with the 1st Marine Division. In 1985, Mr. White co-founded Offenberger & White, Inc., a Marietta-based marketing consulting firm that works with national and international clients in design, development, application, and marketing of applied technologies employed by the biomedical, life science, and industrial laboratory community. In 2007 Mr. White was appointed a charter member of the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Foundation for Music Education and served as president until February 2016. He is a member of the Board of Directors, Vanguard Paints and Finishes, Inc., and the Ely Chapman Education Foundation.