Elected to serve a four-year term from 12/3/2012 to 12/19/16 and 12/19/16 to 12/2020
Commissioner Woody White has been a life-long resident of Southeastern North Carolina and he received his J.D. Degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law, 1994 after receiving his B.S. from Southern College, Chattanooga, TN. He has practiced law in New Hanover County since 1995 and owns the law firm of Woody White Law PLLC. Mr. White is married to Tammie Mentzel White and they have two children.
Woody White has an extensive background as a successful businessman, community leader, public official, litigating attorney, and strategic planner.
North Carolina State Bar, 1994
US District Court Eastern District of NC, 1997
US Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2000
US Supreme Court, 2003
AV – Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbel Legal Ratings
Former NC State Senator, 9th District, 2004
New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Representative
Cape Fear Community College Board of Trustees
Cape Fear Community College Long-Range Planning Committee
Legion Stadium Commission
New Hanover County Financing Corporation, Inc.
Southeastern Economic Development Commission
Southeastern Partnership Inc./Economic Development
Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
Civic Boards and Professional Organizations
North Carolina Bar Association
New Hanover County Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Rotary International, Wilmington South (former president)
Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International Award Recipient
Former Member, New Hanover Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees