Bill White is currently chairman of Houston Banking and senior advisor for Lazard, a firm advising corporate executives, boards, and governments throughout the world.
Mr. White served as mayor of Houston from 2003 to 2009 and deputy secretary of energy during the Clinton administration. As mayor of Houston, White received the prestigious John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Award for his leadership of relief efforts following Hurricane Katrina and Governing magazine's Governing Official of the Year award in 2007.
He has been a successful CEO, has served on the boards of numerous corporations, and has practiced and taught law. White ran for governor in 2010 against Rick Perry, receiving more votes than any Democratic candidate in the history of Texas.
In his book, America’s Fiscal Constitution, White looked at the history of Federal debt and blasted politicians of both parties for their lack of fiscal discipline. He framed the country’s increase in debt spending since 2001 as reckless and unlike anything in its history.