Vince White-Petteruti is Co-Founder of Domus Pacis Family Respite, with his wife of 40 years, Marylouise (aka Duck) and has served as a Board member since 2008.
His academic career resulted in degrees in Industrial Engineering and Psychology from the University of Dayton, a MBA from the University of Chicago and a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His career spanned over 20 years of senior executive operational and management experience with Inland Steel, culminating with the spinoff of the Inland Bar Company. At the Inland Bar Company, he was part of the four-person, executive team as General Manager of Planning and Administration. In this role, he was responsible for Industrial Engineering, Purchasing, Human Resources, Information Systems, Operations Planning and Strategic Planning.
After an early retirement and as a strong believer of lifelong learning, Vince took on a series of eclectic positions. These included Research Assistant for the Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois, Executive Director of Economic Development for the Civic Committee of Chicago, Senior Advisor to the Mayor of Denver, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurial studies at Colorado Mountain College and most recently, Promoter for Domus Pacis’ benefit concert series. He was also known to drive a Breckenridge Free-Ride Town bus just for the fun of it.
Vince also helped create a second national not for profit called Wilderness Volunteers; which provides groups of volunteers who complete trail maintenance in various wilderness and public land areas across the country. During his tenure on the Board, Vince led over 20 backpack service trips to wilderness areas in Colorado, California and Minnesota.
His most valued time is spent with his wife and family in the High Country of Colorado or the Northwoods of Minnesota. Vince truly cherishes what DPFR has provided him: amazing experiences that reveal the healing power of the mountains and the resilience and kindness of families going thru the worst of times.