The trustees of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation have appointed a new president. Ridgway H. White will take over the role of president on January 1, 2015 succeeding his father, William S. White who will remain chairman and CEO.

According to the Mott Foundation website, Bill White said "it's the right time and the right approach for the evolution of the organization." Bill White had been president of the foundation since 1976 and CEO since 1979.

Ridgway White has worked the past ten years on revitalizing efforts in downtown Flint. He has been with the foundation since 2004 when he was a program assistant on the Flint area grantmaking team. He has since played a key role in downtown's new health and wellness district which includes the new Flint Farmers' Market, the MSU College of Human Medicines and the new Genesys PACE Center. Outside the foundation, Ridgway was instrumental in the $36 million project which resulted in the Michigan School for the Deaf and Powers Catholic High School.

Ridgway White is a graduate of Hobart College where he studied architecture, economic and urban planning.

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