A. DENNIS WHITE NAMED CEO AND PRESIDENT OF METLIFE FOUNDATION
New York – March 2, 2009 – MetLife Foundation today announced that A. Dennis White has been named CEO and President of MetLife Foundation. He will also oversee MetLife’s corporate contributions. Previously, White served as head of MetLife’s Social Investment Program, a role in which he will continue along with his new responsibilities.
“Dennis brings with him a wealth of experience to his new role,” said Gwenn Carr, MetLife senior vice president and Chairman of the Board of MetLife Foundation. “His long history with MetLife and his deep commitment to community development and philanthropy will help further the work of the Foundation.”
Throughout his 20 years with MetLife, White has had extensive interactions with nonprofit organizations, policymakers, and community leaders. In the late 1990’s, he managed the day-to-day activities of MetLife Foundation. As the head of MetLife’s Social Investment Program, he is responsible for developing and managing MetLife’s social and community investment activities. Prior to MetLife, White worked for the Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc. as an Economic and Community Development Officer, and for PaineWebber, Inc. as a senior financial analyst.
“These days, students are challenged as never before to succeed in school,” said MetLife Chairman and CEO C. Robert Henrikson. “These past 25 years, the MetLife Survey of the American Teacher has helped share the voices of those closest to the classroom, stimulating discussions in homes, schools, and communities across the nation. This survey helps ensure that the perspectives of teachers, as well as principals and students, are documented, shared, and heard.”
White received a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers College and an MBA in Finance from the Rutgers Graduate School of Management. He is on the board of directors for Living Cities: The National Community Development Initiative.
MetLife Foundation was created in 1976 by MetLife to continue its longstanding tradition of contributions and community involvement. The Foundation makes grants in health, education, civic affairs and culture. In 2008, MetLife and MetLife Foundation contributed over $43 million to nonprofit organizations and made $188 million in special loans and equity investments for community development. For more information, visit www.metlife.org.