Attorney John B. White, Jr. Appointed Chair of South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank

White to focus on building consensus, finding solutions

(Spartanburg, S.C./March 3, 2017) South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has named Harrison, White, Smith & Coggins, P.C. Managing Shareholder John B. White, Jr., Chairman of the Board of the South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank. The purpose of the bank is to assist in the financing of major qualified transportation projects by approving funding to improve transportation facilities necessary for public use and benefit.

White, a lifelong resident of the Upstate, has been a vocal advocate for the improvement of South Carolina roads and highways. “The Greenville/Spartanburg area is the center of the I-26 and I-85 corridors, and home to significant distribution and manufacturing in the state,” said White. “Our transportation infrastructure is critical to the economic well-being of our citizens. I want to provide leadership, vision and a regional presence to the board,” added White.

White’s commitment to the Upstate runs parallel to a legal career that spans over four decades. “I was educated here, raised a family here, and owned and operated businesses here,” said White. After receiving a B.S. degree in biology at Wofford College in 1972, White served in the U.S. Army before entering the University of South Carolina School of Law. He received his law degree in 1975, and in 2000 he and five other Upstate lawyers formed a partnership that exists to this day.

“My life’s experiences and knowledge of our state, its agencies, and our legislature provide me with a base to identify the issues and propose sound resolutions to problems so we may view them as opportunities,” said White about the appointment. “We need a plan and a consensus to achieve the results necessary to serve the citizens of our state. I look forward to the opportunity to serve.”

John B. White, Jr.
John B. White, Jr., Managing Shareholder

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