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Linda E. White

Linda E. White is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Evansville-based Deaconess Health System, which operates six acute care hospitals as well as a multi-specialty clinic with more than 30 ambulatory sites. Her career with Deaconess began with her enrollment in the Deaconess School of Nursing, and she has held numerous management- and executive-level positions over the past 40 years. After 15 years serving as President and Chief Executive Officer, White plans to retire later this year. Upon retirement, she will serve as Chief Executive Officer Emerita for one year and become the Executive Director of the Deaconess Foundation.
In addition to her work within Deaconess, White has devoted her time and talent to numerous civic and community endeavors and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the University of Evansville, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Old National Bancorp. She was presented with the ATHENA Award from the Southwest Indiana Chamber in 2001 for her support and mentorship of women in business and was inducted into the Evansville School Corporation Hall of Fame in 2014. In 2012, White received the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Buffalo Trace Council as well as the Richard Schlottman Business Leader of the Year Award. In January 2017, Deaconess honored White with the opening of the Linda E. White Hospice House on Deaconess Hospital's main campus in Evansville.  

White earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Indiana State University, a nursing degree from the Deaconess School of Nursing and a baccalaureate in nursing and an MBA from the University of Evansville. She is a Terre Haute native and resides in Evansville.