Man on a mission: transform Davis
Rob White, the city of Davis' chief innovation officer, stands outside the city's Hunt-Boyer Mansion at Second and E streets, which is home to Davis Roots, a startup business incubator. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo
For a man on a mission, first there is the man, then there is the mission.
The man: Yolo County resident Rob White. He is the former innovation director for the city of Livermore, working with government labs there to build the area into an economic engine. But Davis leaders lured him away with the promise of a better opportunity: building on Davis' strengths.
White, a University of Southern California-educated White House 2012 "Champion of Change" award recipient, was hired in March 2013. He is now the chief innovation officer for the city of Davis, jumping from meeting to ... Continue Reading