George J. White, 2009 Honoree

Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
First job:
"Part-time file clerk while working my way through college."
Most valuable career advice:
"Pay attention to the details."
Best mentoring relationship:
"An employee recently left to take a significant promotion. He wrote me a great note thanking me for everything he learned from me, including being a good personal role model for him as someone who had just gotten married. That meant a lot to me."
In whom do you confide when weighing professional decisions?
"My wife, Patty."
Passion outside of work:
Your recreational best:
"Running a half-marathon."
Favorite sport:
What's in your MP3 player?
Jimmy Buffett
Twenty years ago, I was ...
"an internal management consultant working in the governor's office."
What about you would surprise the people you work with?
"I made money in high school and then college by playing in a rock band in bars and clubs."
Leadership philosophy in a nutshell:
"People will do the right things, and they won't disappoint you if you put them into a position where they have every chance to be successful."
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