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Lindsey White

Lindsey White

Vanderbilt MBA 2010

Foreign Service Officer - Public Diplomacy at U.S. Department of State


White Takes Flight

Fountain Facilitator Found Fit at Owen


If you've ever stood admiringly in front of the fountains at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, you have a sense for the work Lindsey White once managed. She was a project coordinator for WET Design, which built the Bellagio fountains and other large-scale water features.

Managing projects was nothing new for Captain White, who helped oversee airfield operations for six years after graduating from the Air Force Academy. However, she says, "Much of what I knew centered around the military and people management." She realized that to reach the next levels in corporate America, she needed to broaden her business foundation.

Vanderbilt, just an hour from her hometown of Clarksville, Tennessee, allowed Lindsey to be close to family. But what sold her on Owen was that "everyone on staff seemed concerned with the fit of their students. It made me feel being admitted to Owen had something to do with who I was and how I could contribute, not my ability to sign a check.

"It's nice to know I've put my faith in an academic institution that has lived up to its name while helping me to create a better one for myself."