Carol White

Associate Director of Operations

Carol White is responsible for the supervision of Tennessee Arts Commission’s budget, procurement, accounting, human resources, and day-to-day operations. She oversees all internal non-grant functions, assuring that all human and financial resources are moving towards agency goals.

She received her B.A. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University and her Master’s in Public Affairs from Princeton University. Prior to her current position, she was the executive director of the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration Shared Services Solutions division, which included five years working with the Tennessee Arts Commission. In addition, she previously was director of the Tennessee State Planning Office, founding director of Volunteer Tennessee and worked on the 1996 Tennessee Bicentennial Arts Festival, as well as the Tennessee Treasures museum exhibit. She is also a former member of the Tennessee Civil Service Commission.

Currently, she is a Tennessee Promise Mentor for the Nashville School of the Arts and a member of the Nashville Committee for the Princeton Prize in Race Relations; the Truman Scholarship Southeast review panel; the Tennessee Government Executive Institute; and Tennesseans for the Arts.