John D. White

John D. White of Houston received his bachelor of arts degree from Texas A&M University. While at Texas A&M, Mr. White was a Distinguished Military Student, a member of the Ross Volunteers and commander of the First Wing, Corps of Cadets. He earned his juris doctor from the University of Texas and began his career in the U.S. Air Force as Judge-Advocate.

Mr. White is Special Counsel in the Houston office of Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère and Denègre L.L.P. He is a counselor to businesses and individuals in a broad range of legal areas and business goals. Mr. White is board certified in Civil Trial Law.

Mr. White has been a director in the Greater Houston Partnership and a member of several committees in the Greater Houston Partnership since 1996. White is also chairman of the board of the Ed Rachal Foundation, director of the Texas Lyceum Association, member of Leadership Houston Class III, fellow of the American Leadership Forum and a member of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo International Committee.

Mr. White is a director of the Texas A&M Association of Former Students, the Texas Aggies Bar Association and a member of the Texas A&M Corps Development Council, the Texas A&M College of Education Council, the Texas A&M LegisLeader program and the Texas A&M Vision 2020 project, One Spirit One Vision. He also serves as an executive committee member of the University of Texas Law Alumni Association. Mr. White is a past member of the Board of Visitors, Texas A&M University at Galveston.

Mr. White is a fellow of the American, Texas and Houston Bar Associations and Foundations, and past chairman of the Texas Young Lawyers Association and of the Harris County Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is permitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas.

Mr. White was appointed to the Board of Regents by Governor Rick Perry in 2003. His term expires February 1, 2009.

Revised 04/14/2003