Meet Whitney Rawls
Born in Pompano Beach, Florida, Whitney Rawls has been serving the needs of others since his childhood. He has always been an advocate for his peers on various social issues, dating as far back as elementary school through to serving as his high school’s student government president.
The son of a mother who worked multiple jobs to make ends meet, Whitney understands the importance of family, hard work, integrity and the urgency to ensure that all people are treated fairly. Whitney has a heart for community service and has served various non-profit organizations around Broward County in volunteer and leadership roles, including: the United Way, Emerge Broward, The First Tee of Broward, Nebula Educational Arts, and Leaders by Empowerment – Activists by Development (L.E.A.D. Nation). Partnering with his friend, Representative Shevrin Jones, in 2012 they co-founded the South Florida Youth Summit – a 2 day youth conference that brings youth, parents, community leaders, and organizations in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties together for a “series of events that encourage youth to bridge the gap between themselves and their communities.” His support of these and other organizations has included raising awareness and funds for issues including youth services, reading and education, mentoring, cultural arts, homelessness, and other social causes.
Whitney is a leader in his home city of Pompano Beach, dedicated to ensuring equality and inclusion for under-served communities. He is a small business advocate wherein he is committed to helping small businesses thrive by creating economic opportunities, government policies, and expanded access to resources that aide in making it easier to start and sustain a business. Whitney is a member of the city’s Economic Development Council, its Community Development Advisory Committee, its Northwest Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board, and its Charter Review Committee – all as appointees of various commissioners, proving his ability to build relationships, work well with others, and get things done. His capacity to articulate issues and work with others to provide solutions has gained him considerable respect throughout Broward County.
Whitney holds a degree in Information Technology from American Intercontinental University and has 20+ years of experience in the information technology industry supporting and managing corporate information systems. A former shareholder of Miller Construction Company, Whitney now operates a media and strategy consulting company devoted to helping non-profits and micro- and small businesses by offering creative services and low cost support and assistance to help them promote their mission and grow their business. Additionally, Whitney is a founding board member for P3 Church of Pompano Beach, an Elder at Christ Fellowship Church of God in Christ where he works in several leadership capacities as well as creator of the Ignite Youth and Young Adult Ministry. He serves as the PR & Marketing Director for Florida Eastern Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ (a statewide fellowship of over 110 churches). His experience gives him a rich background in leadership, troubleshooting, resolving issues, managing projects, and providing resources to help people.
For his commitment to service, Whitney has been recognized as a Leadership Broward Fun Lunch Honoree, a Legacy Magazine 40 Under 40 Leaders of Today and Tomorrow honoree, and a JM Family African American Achievers Nominee.
Whitney is the proud father of two wonderful sons, Jordan and Joshua, and they live in his hometown of Pompano Beach.
Florida House District 92 includes parts of Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale Lakes, Margate, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Pompano Beach, and Tamarac.