Randy White

Chief Executive Officer White Hutchinson Leisure & Learning Group

Randy White is CEO and co-founder of the White Hutchinson Leisure & Learning Group. The 27-year-old company, with offices in Kansas City, Missouri, has worked for over 500 clients in 33 countries in North and Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Projects the company has produced have won sixteen 1st place design awards. Randy personally oversees the work on all the company’s leisure projects and is considered to be one of the world’s foremost authorities on concept development, feasibility, brand development, design and production of entertainment, eatertainment, edutainment, social-tainment, play, agritainment/agritourism and leisure facilities.

Randy is a graduate of New York University. Prior to repositioning the company in 1989 to work exclusively in the leisure and learning industry, White Hutchinson was active in the retail/commercial real estate industry as a real estate consultancy specializing in workouts/turnarounds of commercial projects. In the late 1960s to early 1980s, Randy managed a diversified real estate development company that developed, owned and managed 2.0 million square feet of shopping centers and mixed-use projects and 2,000 acres of residential subdivisions. Randy holds the designations of CRX (Certified Retail Property Executive) and CSM (Certified Shopping Center Manager) from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Much of the company’s work continues to be with shopping centers and mixed-use developments.

Randy was featured on the Food Network’s Unwrapped television show as an eatertainment expert, quoted as an entertainment/edutainment center expert in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today and Time magazine and received recognition for family-friendly designs by Pizza Today magazine. One of the company’s projects was featured as an example of an edutainment project in the book The Experience Economy.

Randy is very involved in industry education. He has authored over 100 articles that have been published in leading entertainment/leisure and early childhood education industry magazines and journals including:

  • Real Estate Industry
    • Urban Land - Urban Land Institute
  • Leisure & Entertainment Industry
    • Family Entertainment Center - IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions)
    • Tourist Attractions & Parks
    • Interfun
    • FunWorld - IAAPA
    • Behind the Themes - TEA (Themed Entertainment Association)
    • Play Meter
    • RePlay
    • Splash - WWA (World Water Park Association)
    • Roller Skating Business - RSA (Roller Skating Association)
    • International Bowling Industry
    • Entertainment Management (formerly LBE/FEC Management) - IALEI (International Association of the Leisure & Entertainment Industry)
    • Athletic Business
    • Leisure Arabia
    • RIM Magazine
    • MWR Today – MWR (Navy Morale, Welfare & Recreation)
    • Journal of Leisure Property
    • Intercross – Japan
    • Vending Times
    • The Informal Learning Review
    • Blooloop.com
    • Pulse
    • Farmer Inspired - NAFDMA (North American Farmers Direct Marketing Assoc.)
    • Canvas8
    • Games & Parks Industry
  • Childhood Education and Play
    • Early Childhood News
    • Sproutage
    • Intercross - Japan
    • The Child's Right to Play: A Global Approach (article in book) by IPA (International Play Association)
    • PlayRights - IPA (International Play Association)
    • IPA/USA Newsletter - American Association for the Child's Right to Play (IPA/USA)
    • TaprootThe Coalition for Education in the Outdoors

Most of these articles are available on the company’s website at:

www.whitehutchinson.com/leisure/articles/

and

www.whitehutchinson.com/children/articles/

Randy also authors White Hutchinson’s Leisure eNewsletter , tweets on Twitter and also publishes an occasional blog.

Randy’s articles have been cited in many publications and books including Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv, Building for Life, Designing and Understanding The Human-Nature Connection by Stephen R. Kellert, and A Guide to Great Field Trips by Kathleen Carroll.

Randy has been a featured speaker and presenter at regional, national and international conferences including:

  • ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers)
  • NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children)
  • IAAPA (International Association for Amusements, Attractions and Parks)
  • DEAL (Dubai Entertainment, Amusement & Leisure Show)
  • FunExpo
  • LeisureExpo
  • NAFDMA (North American Farmers Direct Marketing Association
  • AMOA (Amusement and Music Operators Association)
  • AYM (American Youth Museums)
  • Latin American Amusement Parks
  • Middle East Theme Parks & Fun Centres Show
  • NCCCC (National Coalition for Campus Child Care)
  • Council of Educational Facilities Planners International
  • ARVC (National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds)
  • IPA (International Play Association)
  • WWA (World Water Park Association)
  • RSA (Roller Skating Association),
  • MEAF (Middle East Attractions Forum)
  • ILTA (International Laser Tag Association), NAFDMA (North American Farmers’ Direct Marketing Association)
  • KRPA (Kansas Recreation & Parks Association)
  • TiLE (Trends in Leisure Entertainment)
  • Digital Out-of-Home Interactive Entertainment Association (DNA) – keynote address
  • Amusement Expo
  • LaserTron
  • Corn Party (MAiZE)
  • Laser Tag Convention
  • EEE (Entertainment Experience Evolution) - keynote address

Randy has served as a Regent and taught at the Oglebay Entertainment Management Institute and was previously Education Chair for IALEI and a member of the FunExpo Seminar Committee.

Since 2003, his company has owned and runs Foundations Entertainment University, now in its 14th year.

Randy can be reached via this contact form or at +816.931-1040, ext 100