Jane White, CSEP

Jane White, CSEP joined the staff at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in July 2004 as an Event Manager. Previously, she held positions at St. John’s University, Catering by Framboise and Columbia University. In March of 2010, Jane completed the 1031 Fire Inspector Course for the State of Virginia. She completed the George Washington University Certificate in Event Management in 1997. She earned her Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP) in 2001 and re-certified in 2007 and 2012. She was awarded the “Organization Planner of the Year 2003” Spotlight Award for Event Solutions Spotlight Awards. Jane has been a member of International Special Event Society (ISES) since 1996 and served in numerous leadership positions – New York Metro Chapter President (2001-2003) and Northeast Regional Vice President (2004-2005) and currently serves on the board of the Hampton Roads Chapter.

She served in the United States Navy/Naval Reserve for 21 years and retired in 2005 as a Sonar Technician Chief Petty Officer. Jane holds a B.A. in Comparative History, Ideas and Culture from the State University of New York, College at Old Westbury and took graduate level courses in European History at Columbia University.

Jane has been a speaker at a variety of conferences on safety and special events both in the special event world as well as at the Virginia Fire Chiefs Association conference and as a guest speaker at the 1031 certification course on the topic of special events and the fire code.