A star in high school and a standout point guard for the University of Maryland, Howard "H" White was an NBA draft pick until knee injuries put a stop to his basketball career. Undaunted, Howard put his other skills to use, eventually finding his way to Nike, Inc. Now vice president of Jordan Brand, he has been with the company for thirty-five years. With Nike's support, he founded the "Believe to Achieve" program, an innovative traveling seminar designed to encourage youth to believe in themselves and adults to mentor them. A tremendous, charismatic public speaker, White's passion and excitement for life moves adults and children alike. He lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon, with his wife.
"He helped me mature as a basketball player. He's helped me beyond
the game of basketball. He's meant more to me off the court because
he epitomizes what good is all about. He's always supported me. I
could not have made it through my fifteen-year career without
-- Michael Jordan, six-time NBA World Championship winner
"Howard White is like an angel sitting on your shoulder always trying to make you do what's right."
-- Charles Barkley, NBA MVP, U.S. Olympic Dream Team player (1993)
"Howard White has touched my heart and that of my family."
-- Cynthia Cooper, two-time WNBA MVP, U.S. Olympic gold medal winner