Gene White Jr. of Pine Bluff was recently chosen to attend the Delta Leadership Institute (DLI), a program of the Delta Regional Authority.

A 2018 graduate of Leadership Pine Bluff, White is also a member of the Jefferson County Young Professionals Network. Both are programs of Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce, according to the Chamber newsletter.

White will join fellows from the seven other Delta states participating in an intensive 10-month executive leadership training program. The program is focused on developing competencies through site visits, best practice case studies, executive coaching and mentoring, and regional project development. The program consists of six multi-day seminars throughout the Delta region culminating with a graduation in Memphis, TN, according to a news release.

Upon graduation, White will become a member of the Delta Leadership Network, a peer-driven working group fostering regional collaboration, resource sharing, and continued education to support addressing the Delta’s most pressing issues, according to the release.