Former SAG-AFTRA Chief Named San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank Chair

Former SAG-AFTRA executive director David White has been named chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

White, who left SAG-AFTRA in 2021 after 12 years with the union, will work with San Francisco bank president Mary Daly and other members of the nine-member board on monetary policy. White will also represent the bank at the conference of chairs of Federal Reserve banks to discuss issues with senior leaders from the Board of Governors and the Federal Reserve System.

The San Francisco Fed is the federal reserve bank for the twelfth district in the United States, the nation’s largest by area and population. White serves on the audit and risk management committee and the bank performance and governance committee as well.

During his time at SAG-AFTRA, White helped complete the 2012 merger of the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Televison and Radio Artists, which he cited as one of the most significant moments of his tenure. He also steered the re-organization of SAG-AFTRA’s local and national governance, creating national and local boards and offices. Under his leadership, SAG-AFTRA improved its finances — something that helped the union last year as it experienced the longest work stoppage in its history.

“Restructuring, reorganizing and rationalizing our operational structure is something that I’m tremendously proud of,” White told Variety in 2021. “It was important work that is rarely seen by people outside of our union.”

In addition to his work with SAG-AFTRA, White is the founder and CEO of the leadership development firm 3CG Ventures. He also serves as an independent director and compensation committee chair for global consulting firm RGP.

White is a graduate of Stanford Law School and was a Rhodes Scholar in 1990.

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