Tom White is public information specialist of the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments located in Traverse City, a position he has held since 2007. In that role, he draws upon his background in business management/marketing, publishing, graphic design, media production, and broadcasting to provide support for workforce development; business & economic development; regional planning & community development; and community safety programs within ten counties of Northwest Michigan.
Tom has helped hundreds of people and organizations to publish books and digital media. His current professional fields of interest include: social media marketing, electronic publishing, digital media, website design, Internet content, brand development, and search engine optimization.
White's hobbies include playing guitar and bass; spending time with his wife and family; and playing/coaching basketball. He is varsity coach of the Lady Sabres of Traverse City Christian School. He has coached for Traverse City Area Public Schools and Leland Public School where he earned Coach of the Year honors and led teams to conference championships in each of his varsity seasons as coach. Along with Jim Anderson and Patti Tibaldi, White is co-founder of Michigan Basketball Academy (now Northwest Michigan Basketball Academy) where, for many years, they ran clinics, camps, tournaments, and college-bound athlete seminars for elementary, middle school and high school players.
White is a lifelong learner and student of the Bible. He is an advocate of Biblical theology and has taught studies on faith in the United States, India, Trinidad, and St. Vincent. He recognizes the importance of knowing God through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. He feels privileged to have had the opportunity to officiate weddings for a friend, a sister-in-law, two nephews and a niece, and memorial services for his mother, brother, and uncle.