Geoff White an example of what Forty Under 40 honorees can do

September 23, 2011
Business First

Today, Business First salutes its 16th class of Forty Under 40 honorees. The newspaper created the program in 1996 to recognize up-and-comers in the business community under the age of 40.

It’s no coincidence that today's Business First profile story features a former Forty Under 40 award recipient — Geoff White, an attorney with Frost Brown Todd law firm, who was recognized in 2009.

In his professional life, White helps put commercial real estate deals together.

But that’s not all he does.

The 33-year-old married father of two young sons also is very active in the community. For example, he’s the immediate past president of the Young Professionals Association of Louisville Inc.

In his time as a YPAL leader, he helped secure financing that allowed for the construction of a Habitat for Humanity house in the Shelby Park neighborhood.

That’s a shining example of what Business First’s Forty Under 40 recipients are doing to make Louisville a better place.

They not only excel at their jobs. They are leaders in their community.

And, according to White, it’s easy for the younger set to get involved in Louisville.

“Because it isn’t Chicago or New York, those of us who want to step up and lead really get the opportunity to do so at a relatively young age,” he said. “To me, that’s a really unique and cool thing that Louisville has to offer.”