Emory names new senior associate vice president of resource advancement

Nov. 9, 2021

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As senior associate vice president of resource advancement, Shomari White will provide leadership and strategic direction for Advancement and Alumni Engagement’s financial, data, reporting, analytical and technology efforts.

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The Emory University Division of Advancement and Alumni Engagement (AAE) has appointed Shomari White as the senior associate vice president of resource advancement. White assumed his new role on Nov. 8.

White will provide leadership and strategic direction to the financial, data, reporting, analytical and technology efforts for AAE. He will also serve as a key member of the senior leadership team for the division, and will report to Joshua R. Newton, senior vice president for advancement and alumni engagement.

“I look forward to Shomari’s contribution to the leadership team, the leadership he will bring to Resource Advancement, and to the transformation his addition will bring to Emory’s Advancement and Alumni Engagement division,” Newton says.

White spent three years as the associate vice president of operations for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). In that post, he focused on strategic planning, prospect development, donor marketing and communications, technology and analytics. White also served for 14 years as the associate vice president of business operations at Children’s National Hospital Foundation. 

“I am honored and excited to join the Emory Advancement and Alumni Engagement team,” says White. “Our goal to deliver the bold and ambitious 2O36 campaign that will propel Emory towards transforming the world is a compelling mission.” 

White is a thought leader in the world of advancement and alumni services. He is the immediate past president of the Association of Advancement Services Professionals, the preeminent network of current and aspiring leaders in advancement services who inform strategy and direct operations that fuel nonprofit organizations. In 2017, he was named associate vice president of the year by the International Association of Top Professionals. 

As a graduate of Howard University and with an MBA from the University of Maryland, White served his local community as treasurer of the DC chapter of National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) and as a member of the board of the local Maryland chapter of the 100 Black Men of America.


About Emory University

Founded in 1836, Emory University is a national center for teaching, research, and service, awarding more than 4,921 undergraduate and graduate degrees annually. It is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 25 universities in the U.S.