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Hon. Donald R. White, Treasurer, Alameda County
Donald R. White is currently serving his sixth four-year term as County Treasurer-Tax Collector of Alameda County, California. He was the first African American elected to this position. As Alameda County's chief financial officer, he is directly responsible for the investment and custody of $3.2 billion dollars of County funds, managing two departments on a budget of $10.5 million, and supervising a staff of 62 that collects all secured and unsecured County property taxes. As Treasurer he is an ex-officio member of the Alameda County Employee Retirement Association, which has assets of approximately $5 billion dollars. He also serves as the plan administrator for Alameda County's Deferred Compensation Plans, which have over 6,000 participating member-employees. The Plans have approximately $350 million in assets.
Prior to this appointment as Treasurer of Alameda County, Mr. White worked in Public Accounting for the multinational accountancy firm of Ernst & Young and subsequently, as a partner in the minority owned accountancy firm of Adams, Grant, White and Company.
Mr. White is associated with numerous national and local professional and community service organizations. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the East Oakland Youth Development Center Foundation, Board and the City of Oakland's Budget Advisory Committee, and the Board of Directors of the Episcopal Diocese of California. He is finance chair for the USA/NSA Athletics Foundation and treasurer of Black Elected Officials of the East Bay. He is an active member of the National Association of Black Accountants and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Mr. White graduated from California State University, Hayward with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the American Institute of CPAs, and a member of the California Society of CPAs.