Lt Col Oveta M. White, USAF, (retired) is the founder, the president, and Chief Executive, of Business Innovation Group (BIG) business firm. The company focuses on helping individuals in these critical times of recession. She has conducted workshops on Interviewing skills, team development, leadership, and conflict negotiation to help individuals develop a solid foundation, and the confidence to get a job and keep it.
During her 24 years as an Officer, she received many outstanding awards: Officer of the Year, (1996), numerous Officer of the Quarter awards, and she was recognized by Headquarter USAFE as the NAACP European award winner in 2004.
Her professional background includes her service as Chief of Logistics (1993-1996), Chief of Secure Systems (2002-2204), USAF Inspector General (2004-2005), Commander, AF ROTC Detachment 019 at Alabama State University (2006-2007); Assistant Detachment Commander at Tuskegee University (2007-2008), Adjunct Instructor and Educational Program Director, Virginian College, Montgomery, AL. Presently she is an Adjunct instructor at Troy University in Montgomery teaching Leadership, and a substitute teacher and motivational speaker. As an adjunct instructor teaching Leadership, she uses this course to help develop modern day leaders for our country's future. The key element she teaches in Leadership is how to be a "Servant Leader", a leader who is effective involved with supporting, mentoring and guiding their co-workers into becoming a solid, productive team.
She earned her bachelor in Secondary Education from the University of Albuquerque, (1980), Master in Education in Counseling from Howard University (1983), a Master's in Management From Troy University (2004), a Master's of Divinity in Ministerial Leadership from Amridge University (2009). She is currently working on her Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has earned several awards recently: the Dove Award, 2007, and Pioneer Award Feb 2012.