Ms. Katharyn M. White
Senior Vice President, General Manager, MITRE Public Sector
Katharyn M. White is senior vice president and general manager of MITRE Public Sector (MPS) at The MITRE Corporation. In this role, White sets strategy, direction, and priorities, and engages with key senior sponsors of the federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs) that MITRE operates for civilian government agencies. She also oversees MITRE’s international programs.
MPS operates FFRDCs that support the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Homeland Security, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service, and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, as well as other civilian government organizations, such as the U.S. Census Bureau.
Prior to joining MITRE, White spent 21 years at IBM, most recently as vice president of transformation in Global Business Services, leading change management efforts for 120,000 employees. Earlier, she was vice president for IBM's partnerships with Apple, where she created a $1.6 billion mobile business, and she served as chief marketing officer. While at IBM she also influenced the corporation’s international business, holding managing partner and vice president roles in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, where she led IBM through critical changes and remarkable growth.
White also held product manager and leadership roles with DuPont and Hewlett Packard. She has published her insights on topics such as global growth strategies, the power of analytics, innovation in marketing, and building talent in Africa.
White holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Duke University and a master's degree in management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.