Scott White is the President & CEO of the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau. The Greater Palm Springs CVB is the tourism sales and marketing organization for the Coachella Valley, representing all nine cities. Tourism generates more than $4 billion annually to the local economy. White came to the CVB in late 2010 following four years as the Executive Director of the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau, San Antonio, Texas, and eight years at the Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau. He began his hospitality career in the hotel industry, including nine years with Renaissance Hotels. White serves on the Governing Board for the Desert Regional Medical Center. A Certified Hospitality Sales Professional, he is active in numerous industry organizations including U.S. Travel Association, Visit California, Meeting Professionals International (MPI), Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), Cal Travel Executive Committee, American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the Society of Incentive & Travel Executives (SITE). A native of California, he is married to Rachel, and they have two chocolate labs, Spencer and Bella.