Al White is the director of the Colorado Tourism Office. Prior to his position with the CTO, White served eight years in the Colorado House of Representatives before he was elected to the Colorado Senate two years ago. After volunteering to serve in the military, White was honorably discharged from the Army and relocated to Colorado where he attended the University of Colorado. He then moved to the mountains of Winter Park, and began his career as entrepreneur in the ski business. White and his wife spent 25 years as owners and operators of several full service ski shops, a bike shop, and a mountain lodge. As an active member of the business community, he served on several bank boards, and was Vice Chair of the Winter Park Fraser Valley Chamber of Commerce. During his term in office, White served as an Assistant Majority Leader. He was the House appointee to the Colorado Tourism Office board for the past ten years. He and his wife, Jean White, newly appointed State Senator, have been married for thirty years and have two children.