Steven A. White grew up as the son of a fiercely determined and hard-working single mother. His family moved often in the hopes of creating a better life and future. From Florida to Georgia and eventually Indiana, Steve was influenced by his mother’s strong will and work ethic. It was her incredible resolve that led him to be the first in his family to pursue a college education at Indiana University and a successful career in sales, marketing, and general management.
As President of Comcast’s West Division for eleven years, Steve White created a culture defined by Working Together To Win Together. Driven by continuous learning, radical responsibility, and an unwavering commitment to excellence, Comcast’s West Division became a pacesetter by delivering industry-leading results. Steve White was responsible for all Comcast Cable operations in the Western U.S., leading nearly thirty thousand employees, serving almost ten million customers, and driving annual revenue of nearly $18 billion.
Steve launched his Comcast career in 1996 as Regional Vice President, invigorated by a successful tenure at Colgate-Palmolive where he managed the overall toothbrush business to register a 430% net sales increase. A commitment to his why and the influence of mentors enabled him to demonstrate consistent growth for his teams and divisions, which led to increasing leadership responsibilities.
Today, Steve applies that same winning philosophy to his new post as President, Special Counsel to the CEO of Comcast.
Philanthropy and Governance in Denver and Beyond
Giving back and paying it forward are two of Steve White’s life values. He has lived in Denver for more than 10 years and has seen the community grow and change at an incredible pace. Steve appreciates how Denver is an innovative leader in media, culture, and education, and he enjoys supporting organizations that make up Denver’s vibrant community.
He champions causes related to family and education, such as the Denver Scholarship Fund. He partnered with the University of Denver as an Executive in Residence and provided academic enrichment for the Daniels College of Business. Steve also speaks to various professional groups helping others along their journey to professional and personal success.
Steve serves on the board of directors for Hormel Foods and W.W. Grainger. He spent time as an executive in residence for the University of Denver. Having experienced his own success thanks to the advice of key mentors, Steve now offers guidance to others in support of businesses across the country.
Speaking and Writing
After stepping down as President of Comcast’s West Division, Steve White has turned his attention to speaking and writing. He sincerely believes that all of us are meant to share our stories for the benefit of others. Steve’s message merges his passions for business, family, and philanthropy to deliver an enlightening and meaningful message to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. He speaks locally to different Denver-based organizations and nationally to Fortune 500 companies.
To complement his keynote speaking, Steve White is authoring a new book titled, Uncompromising: How an Unwavering Commitment to Your Why Leads to an Impactful Life and a Lasting Legacy. This book explores the defining – often heart-wrenching – moments on Steve’s path from the housing projects to president of Comcast West and how he positively made a difference in his life and for those around him. He hopes that his readers will reflect on the book’s seven pathways and seek out ways to make a difference for others.
Uncompromising was published March 2022.