Jamil Alonzo White, CPA, MBA, was born in Lansing, Mich. and raised in Silver Spring, Md. He is a financial executive with over 14 years of experience in various accounting fields including assurance, corporate accounting, financial reporting, tax compliance and M&A planning.?Jamil has also worked in various industries including banking, real estate, television, digital media, technology powered services, utilities, education, and asset management.?In the past he has worked for prestigious organizations such as Ernst & Young (EY), BET Networks and Washington Gas.? Previously, Jamil served as vice president and controller at DTI Management, a private equity backed ticketing services firm. He guided the company through its first financial statement audit in addition to redesigning the financial systems infrastructure and product offering strategy. Currently he serves as senior director of accounting and reporting at Howard University, where he is responsible for the general accounting function as well as overseeing financial reporting and various University audits. Since 2005, Jamil has also served as a public speaker with a focus on “empowerment speaking” to college and high school students. He has spoken at over 40 venues/events and is known for his motivating and engaging speaking style.? Jamil graduated from Morgan State University with a Bachelor of Science in accounting, and he was the business school valedictorian.