George White Jr.is a proposal manager for power plant engineering at Black & Veatch. He was recognized as the Lt. Gen. Joe N. Ballard Legacy Award winner at the 2017 BEYA STEM Conference for his willingness to give to the community.

The Lt. Gen. Joe N. Ballard Legacy Award – Public Engineering Services is named after the 49th Chief of Engineers and Commander, United States Army Corps of Engineers. President Clinton appointed Lt. Gen Ballard to this prestigious position in 1996. LTG Ballard is the 1998 Black Engineer of the Year.

White is not only skilled in power generating technologies, power plants and various plant systems, he also pays his career benefits forward by making a difference to society and contributes to STEM causes.
White has been an active role model for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City organization for three years. He and his wife are a “Big Couple” and have been matched with their Little Brother Matthew since 2013.

The couple has fully integrated Matthew into their lives by working on home do-it-yourself projects and family outings. And, just a few months after joining Black & Veatch, the now proposal manager within the Power Generation Services group, decided to volunteer as a house captain for Christmas in October (CIO).

Since then, he has joined the Black & Vetch CIO planning committee as the champion for the company’s power business. In this capacity, White has led the way to recruit and plan the annual workday for his team. In 2015, he embraced the challenge of tackling two different properties on the workday.

George White’s willingness to give to the community can be traced back to his days at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. There, he was a leader in the Student Mentoring and Recruitment Team (SMART) peer mentoring program and was involved in the KC STEM Alliance, where he was on the advisory board.

George White was recognized as the Lt. Gen. Joe N. Ballard Legacy Award winner at the 2017 BEYA STEM Conference for his willingness to give to the community.

The Lt. Gen. Joe N. Ballard Legacy Award – Public Engineering Services is named after the 49th Chief of Engineers and Commander, United States Army Corps of Engineers. President Clinton appointed Lt. Gen Ballard to this prestigious position in 1996. LTG Ballard is the 1998 Black Engineer of the Year.

New awards at the BEYA STEM Conference

The Linda Gooden Legacy Award – Entrepreneurship
The Linda Gooden Legacy Award is named for the 2006 Black Engineer of the Year. Linda Gooden was the founding president of Lockheed Martin Information Technology. Before retiring, she led 31,000 Lockheed Martin employees and $8.8 billion in annual revenue.

The Lt. Gen. Albert J. Edmonds Legacy Award – Federal IT
The Lt. Gen. Albert J. Edmonds Legacy Award is named for the 1996 Black Engineer of the Year. The retired Air Force lieutenant general was director of the Defense Information Systems Agency. He also managed the National Communications Systems and directed the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.

The Lt. Gen. Joe N. Ballard Legacy Award – Public Engineering Services
The Lt. Gen. Joe N. Ballard Legacy Award is named after the 49th Chief of Engineers and Commander, United States Army Corps of Engineers. President Clinton appointed Lt. Gen Ballard to this prestigious position in 1996. LTG Ballard is the 1998 Black Engineer of the Year.

The Rodney C. Adkins Legacy Award – Business Transformation
2007 Black Engineer of the Year Rodney C. Adkins held several senior vice president roles at IBM, where he was responsible for leading transformation across IBM and developing strategies for a new era of computing, new markets, and new clients.

The Captain Donnie Cochran Legacy Award – Aviation
The Captain Donnie Cochran Legacy Award is named for the 1989 Black Engineer of the Year. The retired U.S. Navy captain is the first African American aviator selected as commanding officer and flight leader of the Blue Angels.

The Dr. John Brooks Slaughter Legacy Award – Higher Education and Leadership
An expert in higher education and leadership, Dr. John Brooks Slaughter is a former Chancellor of the University of Maryland and the first African American to head the National Science Foundation. He received the very first Black Engineer of the Year Award in 1987.

The Anthony R. James Legacy Award – Utility
Retired Utility executive Anthony R. James served as president and CEO of Savannah Electric and Power Company from 2001 through 2005. In 2004, he was selected as Black Engineer of the Year.

The William R. Wiley Award – Research Science
William R. Wiley (1931-1996) was a lifelong believer in the ability of research to drive development and, through it, to change people’s lives. He last served as Battelle Memorial Institute vice president and was the 1994 Black Engineer of the Year.

FACEBOOK
TWITTER
LINKEDIN
GOOGLE
https://www.blackengineer.com/article/historic-preservation-trust-names-morgan-state-university-a-national-treasure">
EMAIL

Tags

leave a Reply

Advertisement

In Case You Missed It

Blogs

Login


Username
Create an Account!
Password
Forgot Password?

Create an Account!


Username
Email
Password
Confirm Password
Want to Login?

Forgot Password?


Username or Email
Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial