Interim President and CEO
Hannah White is currently serving as Interim President and CEO while a national search for a new leader for the organization is underway. Guided by the organization’s mission and vision and a commitment to strengthening local economies and improving quality of life in communities across the country, she oversees the work of offering technical assistance, research, advocacy, and education and training opportunities for Main Street’s network of approximately 1,800 members, and the field more broadly. Prior to stepping into this role, Hannah was Managing Director where she oversaw the external affairs functions of the organization, including membership and outreach, development, and partnerships. She also contributed to strengthening internal operations and organizational development, particularly related to strategic planning and board management.
Before joining MSA, Hannah worked in Public Policy at Chicago-based Donors Forum (now Forefront). She holds a BA in History from Earlham College and a Masters in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago.
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