Robinson+Cole’s Jeff White Elected to Women in Manufacturing® Association National Board of Directors

Manufacturing Law Industry Team Chair to serve a three-year term with 6,000-member national association

HARTFORD, CT (March 19, 2021) – Robinson+Cole Manufacturing Law Industry Team Chair Jeffrey J. White is among 11 new leaders elected to serve on the Women in Manufacturing® Association (WiM) National Board of Directors. WiM is the only national association specifically dedicated to supporting, promoting and inspiring women who have chosen a career in the manufacturing sector. White’s three-year term begins on April 1, 2021.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of this dynamic group of industry leaders and look forward to working together to advance women in manufacturing,” said White. “It is important, now more than ever, for all of us to ‘lean in’ as we support the next generation of manufacturing leaders across the USA and the world.”  

“On behalf of the entire WiM organization, I am excited to welcome the newest members of the WiM Board of Directors,” said WiM President Allison Grealis. “WiM’s board includes outstanding leaders from some of our nation’s most prestigious manufacturing companies. Now, more than ever before, it is important to support and engage the women leaders and their male allies who will lead our industry during this time of economic recovery and into the future.”

White is significantly involved with manufacturing industry issues on both a national and international level. He has represented a cross-section of manufacturing companies ranging from large global companies to family-owned businesses. He has worked with economic development agencies to support direct foreign investment into the United States and currently advises several manufacturers headquartered in Europe.

In addition to WiM, White also serves on the Connecticut Business and Industry Association’s (CBIA) Board of Directors and the Connecticut District Export Council (CT DEC), as appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. In 2020, he was presented with CT DEC’s Ambassador Award in recognition and appreciation of outstanding contributions and leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic in service to the region’s exporters and manufacturers.

White has been invited to speak at The White House, U. S. Department of Commerce events, and by other manufacturing trade associations. He has worked with economic development agencies to support direct foreign investment into the United States. Due in large part to White’s efforts, Robinson+Cole was presented with the President’s “E” Award for Export Service by the United States Secretary of Commerce in May 2019. The Award was established by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 and is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for significant contributions to the expansion of U.S. exports. Robinson+Cole was the only law firm in the country to receive the honor in 2019. Later that same year, White was recognized for his leadership of the Robinson+Cole Manufacturing Industry Practice in the inaugural list of “New England Trailblazers,” a special supplement developed by the business arm of and the Connecticut Law Tribune.

White’s innovative approach has helped create a series of firsts that have solidified Robinson+Cole as having “one of the nation’s top manufacturing law practices,” as noted by the Indiana Lawyer. For example, he created the widely read Manufacturing Law Blog, which was one of the first blogs in the country to address legal issues facing manufacturers and distributors.