Josh White

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Executive Director - Omaha

ATTORNEY JOSH WHITE

Josh White oversees the development and continued growth of the Goosmann Law Firm as the Executive Director of the firm’s Omaha location. His experience spans from 20 years of leadership and management in various positions including, but not limited to; the Director of Business Development for “From Now On,” Senior Associate Athletic Director at the University of Nebraska Omaha, and Associate Director of Membership Services at the NCAA. For the Omaha location, Josh leads and manages Goosmann Law Firm’s business development efforts and long-term client relationships. He also leads the recruiting and hiring process. Additionally, Josh serves as an Executive Leadership Coach within the firm as well as for clients. As a “culture keeper” within the firm and with deep relationships in the Omaha market, Josh aims to continue with the further expansion of the Goosmann Law Firm.

CONTACTS

Direct: (402) 315-1237

Office: (402) 280-7648

Cell: (402) 650-4215

Previously, Josh was the Director of Business Development at “From Now On”, a mobile app company that focused on fan engagement within college athletics. His responsibilities were on building relationships with schools, venues and partners across the country, expanding the From Now On customer base and provide strategic guidance for both company and product.

From 2010 to 2016 Josh served as Senior Associate Athletic Director for the University of Nebraska Omaha. Josh's responsibilities included being the primary liaison between several campus units and intercollegiate athletics, including academic and student affairs. Additionally, Josh supervised the following administrative areas for UNO: leadership, strategic planning, Division I reclassification, communications, academics, compliance and student-athlete development. He was also the sport administrator for men’s basketball, women’s basketball and baseball.

Josh served from 2006-2010 at Nebraska, where he was the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and Planning. During his time in Lincoln, Josh was the coordinator for the athletic department’s strategic plan. Josh was responsible for coordinating the compliance policies, education program, and procedures for the athletic department. Josh streamlined the compliance process in leading the day to day operations for the athletics compliance office.

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  1. Maximizer
  2. Activator 
  3. Woo
  4. Achiever 
  5. Focus

Josh's “Why”

Josh is a community leader and people connector and as such he and his wife (Jenn) are very involved in various boards and community projects. In their free time, they spend time together enjoying movies, restaurants, and traveling with their son. Josh is also a serious sports fan and enjoys watching local sports as well as the Boston Red Sox any chance he gets.

University of Nebraska College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1999

University of Nebraska, Psychology, 1995

University of Washington, Elective Studies, 1994

 

From Now On: Omaha, NE

  • Director of Business Development, 2016-2017
    • Served in a key leadership role for a start-up mobile technology company, specifically focused on building relationships with Athletic Directors at Universities, as well as venues and partners across the country.
      • National Business Development Leader for start-up mobile technology company.
      • Served on the Leadership Team.
      • Provided Strategic Direction to marketplace within the NCAA structure.
      • Presentations to over 100 Division I Athletic Directors and Commissioners.
      • Increased sales from 1 client to over 20 clients in 16 months.
      • Total Sales increased from $70,000 to $330,000.

University of Nebraska Omaha: Omaha, NE

  • Senior Associate Athletic Director, 2010-2016
    • Served as the #2 administrator at a 16 sport Division I Athletic Department. Provided leadership with the day-to-day operations of the athletic department and served as the Athletic Director in the AD’s absence. Significant personnel and budget management with respect to sports and departments. Represented the athletics department in the community. Specific functions include:

      • Supervisor and sport administrator for Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball and Baseball.
      • Supervisor of Marketing, Communications, Compliance, Academics and Student-Athlete Development Departments.
      • Member of the Executive Team.
      • Member of the Chancellor’s Council.
      • Lead administrator for the Division I reclassification process.
      • Lead administrator for Summit League 5-year strategic plan.
      • Lead professional development and leadership activities for Coaches, Athletic Staff and Student-Athletes.
      • Led negotiations into the Summit League.
      • Led negotiations to play men’s basketball in the Ralston Arena.
      • Led negotiations to play baseball games at Werner Park.

University of Nebraska Lincoln: Lincoln, NE

  • Assistant Athletics Director - Compliance and Strategic Planning, 2006-2010
    • Coordinator for the overall Athletic Department Strategic Plan. This included leading and managing the process to streamline organizational processes. Director of the Athletic Compliance office for coaches, student-athletes, staff and boosters.
      • Led Strategic Planning process for the entire Athletic Department which resulted in 5-year strategic plan (2008-13)
      • Member of the Executive Team.
      • Served as the lead NCAA Athletic Certification Program Liaison.
      • Lead administrator for Compliance Department.
      • Responsible for coordinating a comprehensive Compliance Rules-Education Program.
      • Coordinated and maintained the publication of the Athletic Department Compliance Policies and Procedures Manual.
      • Assisted with the investigation and documentation of NCAA, Big 12 Conference and institutional rules infractions.
      • Assisted with preparing and submitting NCAA and Big 12 Conference waivers and appeals.
      • Hired and supervised all compliance assistants and student interns.
      • Led all daily operations of the athletics compliance office.

National Collegiate Athletic Association

  • Associate Director of Membership Services, 2002-2006
    • Staff liaison to the Olympic Sports Liaison Committee.
      • Lead administrator for the Division I Athletic Certification Program.
      • Lead staff liaison for the Division I Committee on Athletics Certification.
      • Represented the NCAA through participation as a presenter at various staff, association, conference and professional organizations’ seminars and meetings.
      • Assisted the director with certification team planning activities.
      • Coordinated new staff training program, mentor program and professional development for membership services.
      • Responsible for professional development budget within membership services.
      • Served as a liaison to the Division I Playing and Practice Seasons Subcommittee.
      • Served on the Membership Services Hiring Team.
      • Coordinated the membership services internship and externship program.
      • Served as conference contact for three Division I NCAA Conferences, providing legislative and interpretive assistance to conference and institutional athletics personnel.
      • Supervised three membership services staff members with performance evaluations occurring bi-annually and one-on-one meetings occurring monthly.

University of Nebraska Omaha: Omaha, NE

  • Director of Compliance and Academics, 1999-2002
    • Responsible for the development and enhancement of the compliance program in a thirteen sport athletic department.
      • Developed grant that resulted in over $30,000 dollars for Academic Coordinator position.
      • Monitored initial and continuing eligibility for 380 student-athletes.
      • Organized and implemented an NCAA and NCC rules education program for coaches, administrators, college representatives and student-athletes.
      • Provided rules interpretations through a monthly compliance newsletter.
      • Served as Academic Coordinator and head advisor to Student-Athlete Advisory Board.
      • Investigated and prepared NCAA waivers and secondary violation reports.
      • CHAMPS/Life Skills Liaison and Coordinator.
      • Responsible for Compliance Department budget.
         
  • Member of Association for Corporate Growth (2017-present)
  • Vistage, Trusted Advisory Board (2017-present)
  • President and member of the Board of Directors; National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (2008-2016)
  • Nebraska Sports Council Board of Directors (2013 – 2016)
  • American Heart Association, Executive Leadership Committee (2013 – 2014)
  • Served on the Nebraska State Board of Health, APRN (2007-2011)
  • Served on the Phi Delta Theta Housing Corporation, Chapter Advisor (2008-2010)
  • Leadership Omaha, Class of 35 (2012-2013)
  • Executive Committee, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Nebraska (2018-present)
  • Board member, Victory Boxing Club (2016-2018)
  • Event Chair, (QLI) Quality Living Institute Fair (2016)
  • FBI Citizens Academy (2014)
  • Nebraska Sports Council Board of Directors (2013-2016)
  • American Heart Association, Executive Leadership Committee (2013-2014)
  • Served on the Nebraska State Board of Health, APRN (2007-2011)
  • Served on the Phi Delta Theta Housing Corporation, Chapter Advisor (2008-2010)
  • Has taught over 20 group and hundreds of individual and group leadership based sessions to Executives, Athletic Staff, Coaches and Student-Athletes since 2005.
  • Presenter at over 20 various NCAA Conferences on national initiatives (2003-2006)
  • Presenter at the Collegiate Athletic Leadership Symposium (2012)
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, Organization and Administration of Athletics at the University of Nebraska Omaha (spring semester, 2012)
  • Guest lecturer, Athletics Administration at the University of Nebraska Lincoln (2007-2009)
  • Keynote speaker for County Clerks of Nebraska Symposium (March 2014)
  • Keynote speaker for senior students in Business and Communication colleges (October 2013)
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