Tiffany White-LaPierreProject Consultant
Ms. White-Lapierre is a Chicago native who grew up at Columbus Park on the city's west side. Her journey into parks and recreation began first as a program participant, then a volunteer and ultimately her first job as a seasonal
lifeguard until leaving for college.
Her nearly 20-year career as a practitioner in parks and recreation spans the US with experiences including special districts, municipalities, and nonprofits such as the YMCA and Girl Scouts of America. Ms. White-Lapierre has
overseen cultural & fine arts programs, special events, community center operations, resident & day camps, youth & adult sports, afterschool, and teen programs across multiple states.
As an advocate for continuous learning and development, she holds a bachelor's degree in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism, along with master's degrees in Sports Management and Human Resource Management. She is a doctoral student at
the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign completing her dissertation work on the internship experiences of former undergraduate parks and recreation students.
Ms. White-Lapierre is a Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE), holds an Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification, has chaired the National Recreation and Park Association's (NRPA) Certification Board and currently
serves on the Conference Program Committee.
She regularly presents at the local, state, and national levels, while participating in student development opportunities as a guest speaker and panelist. Her expertise and passion lies in areas of equity and access, workplace
culture, customer experience, recreation programming and internships.