Member Women United Global Leadership Council
Vice President, External Affairs Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation
Valerie D. White is Vice President, External Affairs at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation. In that role, she leads the department in raising the global, national and local visibility of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Valerie manages the development and execution of corporate public affairs strategies.
Prior to her role at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Valerie was managing director and lead analytical manager of the public finance housing and municipal structured securities business at Standard & Poor’s ratings. A known thought leader in the sector, Valerie authored nearly 60 commentary papers on public finance, affordable housing and structured finance market trends and issues.
Valerie’s active community service roles include serving as a board member of Inroads NY/NJ as well as an executive committee member of the Women’s Leadership Committee of the United Way of New York City. Valerie also serves on the board of trustees for the Brooklyn Arts Council; the Chair’s Advisory Council for BRIC, and the advisory board for Eyebeam in Brooklyn. Valerie is an active member of the East Kings County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Valerie holds both a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a law degree from Fordham University, and master’s degree and Certificate in Organization Development from The New School.