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Progressive Vision; Global Leadership

Deirdre Powell White
An exceptional entrepreneur, poised philanthropist, talented trainer, and multi-faceted mentor are all relative attributes of the prominent life of Deirdre Powell White.

Education
Deirdre did her undergraduate studies at Howard University and The University of Mary Washington where she received a B.S. degree in Business Administration; she received her MBA from James Madison University. She has studied, excelled and perfected the craft of training and development with an artistic flair of excellence and compelling execution propelling her into the dynamic leadership of one of the nation’s premier software and training agencies.

Career Track & Accomplishments
Deirdre’s passion and enthusiasm for education and training inspired her to launch her training company. She is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of DPW Training & Associates, LLC, established in 2003, which provides professional, technical training to agency employees of the federal government. The initial contract was an incredible $2M project that has now resulted in a twenty-employee, $10M enterprise with a history of providing cutting edge global training to government agencies and other successful businesses. A native of Fredericksburg, Deirdre has more than twenty years experience in the training and development field and is a sought after speaker and facilitator.

Deirdre has graced the cover of the premier edition of the Virginia Women’s Business Directory. She has received numerous commendations as a trailblazer in the field of training and development by her peers and has joined the long line of distinguished and accomplished women when she received the “Outstanding Young Woman of America.” Empire’s Who’s Who named her as “Executive of the Year” for stellar performance and winning results. She has also been featured several times in the Fredericksburg Free Lance Star newspaper.

Commitment to Public Service
Deirdre is no stranger to her community. Humble, she is equally matched in her commitment to public service as a progressive and tireless change agent. She serves on the local, regional, and national levels of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, a public service based organization with a huge global membership base. She is a member of the Sorority’s National Executive Board and serves as a Past President and Parliamentarian of the Fredericksburg Area Alumnae Chapter. She also lends her talents and treasures to projects for the Women’s Resource Center, Chamber of Commerce, Bragg Hill Family Life Center, Fredericksburg Regional Boys and Girls Club, Partnership for Academic Excellence, and numerous school systems.

Commitment to Philanthropy
Deirdre believes in the quality of education and has continuously provided annual scholarships to a graduating high school senior planning to attend college. This commitment to assistance was officially formalized in January 2012 with the establishment of The DPW Foundation – the new philanthropic and programmatic initiative of the DPW brand.

Professional Affiliations
Deirdre’s professional affiliations include the National Association of Training and Development; University of Mary Washington President’s Diversity Community Advisory Board Member; Fredericksburg City Schools CTE Board Member; The Links, Incorporated; National Black MBA Association; Small Business Administration; George Mason Entrepreneurship Center; Virginia Women’s Business Center; Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce; National Pan-Hellenic Council of Greater Fredericksburg; Leadership Fredericksburg Alumni; and the NAACP. She was a member of the Leadership Fredericksburg Class of 2010 and the Fredericksburg Region Multiple Sclerosis Leadership Class of 2010.

Award Recognition
Deirdre has received the Mayor's Proclamation of Citizen Recognition (City of Fredericksburg); Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals; Young Business Woman of America; and Delta Sigma Theta South Atlantic Region Alumnae Soror of the Year Award. She was recently awarded with the Group Certificate of Appreciation and the Exemplary Service Award at USAID’s Annual Awards ceremony, the Community Service Award from the Fredericksburg Regional Black Business & Social Exchange Network, the Citizen of the Year Award given by the Xi Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the 2012 Girl Scouts Woman of Distinction Award in the area of Business/Entrepreneurship, and the Laurie A. Wideman Enterprising Woman’s Award sponsored by the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce.