Antonio White

This year, Antonio White was appointed by the U.S. Treasury to become the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Engagement under the Office of Public Affairs. White previously worked in the Treasury Department for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as a senior member of the public engagement team. He also served as the Treasury Department’s Senior Advisor for Business Affairs during the Obama Administration and as the Associate Director of Scheduling and Advance for Treasury Secretaries Tim Geithner and Jack Lew. The Ohio native is now responsible for communicating with businesses, racial equity groups, unions, local chambers of commerce and faith-based organizations as part of a more expansive effort to explain the Treasury’s initiatives and a response to the Biden administration wanting the department to consider systemic risks to the economy from underserved and marginalized areas. White’s presence alone makes the Treasury more approachable. -G.E.