Antonio White

Courtesy of Antonio White
  • Age
  • Title
    Senior Vice President and Public Policy Executive
  • Company
    Bank of America

In his role as deputy assistant secretary for community engagement at the U.S. Treasury Department, Antonio White embodied the agency’s adapted focus, not just on economic policy but on its racially equitable implementation. White led the revamped public liaison’s office as it disbursed $1 trillion in American Rescue Plan funding to help communities and businesses cope with the effects of the COVID pandemic. In a first for the Treasury Department, he also prioritized outreach to organizations with “mutually shared values” such as civil rights groups, labor unions, and trade associations. He was involved as well in planning the disbursement of $350 billion in aid to city and state governments in May 2021. He got his start in public service as a 2011 intern at the White House, where he “started to understand how even though public policy can take a long time to get from A to Z, once it gets to Z, it can have a massive impact.” From there, he adds, “I was hooked.” This fall he brought his executive-branch experience to Bank of America as senior vice president of public policy. The bank will look to leverage his Washington expertise as it delivers on its mission of responsible growth.