A native of Barbados, Dr. Lemar T. White migrated to the USA in 2003 to pursue a Bachelor of Accounting degree (double majoring in Accounting and International Business) from Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, FL. After completing his studies at FIU, Dr. White decided to remain in the US to pursue his career. He began working as a Financial Auditor for Berkowitz, Pollack & Brant in Miami, FL and then went on to become an Internal Auditor with Tyco International in Princeton, NJ to help the conglomerate clean up its books and records after the accounting scandal that affected the company in the early 2000s.
During his Internal Audit career at Tyco, Dr. White successfully completed a Master of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University- Commerce (Commerce, TX) and a Doctor of Education degree from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Dr. White helped Tyco build its anti-bribery compliance program from the ground up. He then went on to help Pentair Management Company, which merged with Tyco International, to build its anti-bribery program. In 2014, he accepted the challenge of managing Google’s global anti-bribery due diligence program. In 2021, Dr. White left his role in Google’s Legal Department and now serves as a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Learning Strategist on the Inclusive Learning and Development Team in Google’s People Operations Department. Dr. White is responsible for delivering meaningful content to Googlers to advance education and understanding around race, racial equity, power, privilege and allyship. While working for Google, Dr. White further pursued a Master of Science (MSM) in Human Resource Management, a Master of Science (MSM) in Management Information Systems and a Master of Science (MS) in Accounting all from Wilmington University.
Because of his passion for education and love for teaching, Dr. White has taught at several colleges/universities over the past eleven years, including Middlesex College and Georgian Court University in New Jersey, Wilmington University in Delaware, Florida International University in Florida, and Santa Clara University in California. He teaches in the areas of accounting, business, business ethics, compliance, education, finance, human resources, leadership and management.
Dr. White sits or has sat on several boards including the Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School Board (current Board Vice Chair), FIU Alumni Association Board of Directors (current Parliamentarian), Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes Board (former Trustee), City Year, Washington, D.C. (former Associate Board Member), Young Playwrights’ Theater (current Treasurer) and Washington DC Black MBA Association (former President, current Treasurer).
Among the awards that Dr. White has received, in 2019 he captured the Leader of Tomorrow Award from the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the ShineHard Impact Award from The ShineHard Family (2019), Diversity MBA Top 50 Under 50 Emerging Leaders recognition (2019), Google’s Diversity Award for outstanding work in diversity initiatives (2018), the President’s Award from the Washington DC Black MBA Association (2018), and City & State’s Award for Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion (2018). He also achieved the Wilmington University Trustees’ Award for Service in 2018 and the Wilmington University MSM Academic Award in 2018 and 2021. He was the commencement speaker at his graduation from Wilmington University in October 2021.
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