Stephen White

Stephen White, Esq.

VP, External Affairs, Strategic Initiatives & Business Development

Mr. Stephen White, Esq. works to inspire others to dream more, do more, and become more. He serves as the Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel at the Center for Science and Industry (COSI), a science center named number one in the nation by USA Today four years in a row, and a museum named as the IMLS National Medal in 2023. During his career, he founded the theory of “Servant Learning” as an engagement strategy to help bridge the “COVID Canyon” education gap with the philosophy to inspire others to dream more, do more, and become more. In his role at COSI, he is oversees the development of optimizing the entrepreneurial business model for the organization, creating and implementing a global strategy for public partnerships at the city, state, and federal levels, and leading the execution of COSI’s Strategic Plan.

As a first-generation student, Mr. White earned three degrees, all from The Ohio State University, including his B.A. in English and Political Science, J.D. from the OSU Moritz College of Law, and his M.A. in Public Policy and Management from the OSU John Glenn College of Public Affairs, and holds a Certificate in Advanced Education Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.