Kellan WhiteChapter Co-Director, NLC Philadelphia
A third-generation public servant, Kellan White believes true community empowerment lies at the intersection of government, politics and the communities those two entities serve.
Kellan has dedicated his career to uplifting communities and building strong coalitions to solve the city’s most pressing problems.
Kellan has served as the Chapter Director for the Philadelphia Chapter of New Leaders Council since 2013. The New Leaders Council’s (NLC) is the national hub for well-trained, politically astute and progressively minded millennials committed to building better, safer and thriving neighborhoods by running for offices, serving our community and being entrepreneurs.
Kellan rejoined public service as the First Deputy City Controller in January 2018 serving as the senior advisor to Controller Rhynhart. His portfolio includes strategy, policy and data analysis, community engagement, communications and intergovernmental relations. Prior to the Rhynhart Administration, Kellan served as the national political director for New Leaders Council and for the historic campaigns of Katie McGinty, Judge Carolyn Nichols and Rhynhart.
Kellan serves on several nonprofit boards including Leadership Philadelphia, Philadelphia Outward Bound, Playworks and the Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative and was the chartering president of the Philadelphia Young Democrats.