Tifferney White has spent her 20 plus year career supporting or leading science & technology centers and children’s museums. Today, she is highly regarded due to her unwavering commitment to the mission of DISCOVERY Children’s Museum. She demonstrates exemplary leadership and possesses a deep and technical expertise in operations, education, programs, and exhibits. Her adeptness in cultivating community partners has elevated the presence of the Museum and promoted it as a “go-to” educational resource for Southern Nevada and its diverse community.
She joined the Museum in 2007 as the Director of Programs and Education, promoted to Deputy Director in 2009, and most recently served as Interim CEO before officially being named President and CEO in 2015. Prior, she was the Director of Community Outreach – ScienceReach and Science Clubs, for Discovery Place Inc., in Charlotte, North Carolina.
White is currently working on her Executive MBA at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina.
White is a member of several community service organizations, including Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Junior League of Las Vegas to name a few. She has demonstrated her commitment to serving her community by her active and hands-on work within various community service organizations in diverse roles from president to committee member.
White lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and loves to travel especially to new places. One of her favorite quotes is “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth” – Muhammad Ali.