Sherman Whites is a consultant and advisor to philanthropy. Previously, Sherman has served as a program director at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where he was responsible for managing philanthropic investments related to K-12 education, including emerging portfolios related to innovation and community ownership. Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Whites was a program officer for the K-12 Education and Special Interest teams at the Walton Family Foundation. Whites began his career in philanthropy after working with public charter schools in New Orleans as part of the Broad Foundation’s Residency in Urban Education. Prior to his career in education, Whites acquired experience in operations and brand management from several market-leading organizations: Ford Motor Company, PepsiCo, Campbell Soup Company and Target Corporation. He also served as an adjunct instructor at North Carolina Central University. Whites earned his Master of Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina and Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.