President/CEO, Michigan Association of Broadcasters
Executive Director, Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters
Karole White is President/CEO of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation and the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Service Corp, Inc and the Executive Director of the Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters.
When Ms. White arrived at the MAB more than 25 years ago, the organization had a part time executive director a few boxes of files and about $150,000 dollars in the bank. The membership was only at about 50 % of potential. With the help of very positive board members,. Ms White grew the MAB to become one of the most respected trade associations in the state and among the best state broadcaster associations in the nation.. MAB now has a membership penetration of 89%.
Prior to joining the MAB, Ms. White was the Executive Vice President Director for the Michigan Floral Association, the Executive Director of the MFA Health Insurance Trust, the managing director of MFA Federal Credit Union and President, Executive Director MAB Floral Service Inc. White has been in Association Management in the Greater Lansing area for over 30 years. She has served in executive positions with the Michigan Funeral Directors Association, United States Cheerleaders Association, Muscular Dystrophy Association and was a partner in BKM Advertising and Display Company.
Ms. White received her broadcasting back ground through advertising as Marketing Director for Forbes Cohen Properties in Lansing and as Telethon Manager for MDA. She has been honored with numerous awards, including most recently induction into the Michigan Society of Association Executives Hall of Fame and the Citizen's Medal of Honor from the National Guard. A life time learner, Ms. White attended Lansing Business University, Lansing Community College and Michigan State University.