mydesert.com, the online edition of the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif. "My wife and I are delighted to be returning to California, where I was raised, and especially to the beautiful Coachella Valley, where I spent productive and happy years at the beginning of my hospitality career,'' White said in a statement reported by mydesert.com. White directed the San Antonio CVB for the past four years. Prior to moving to San Antonio, he was executive vice president of the Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau. During his tenure in San Antonio, White helped elevate the national profile of the city's dining scene. He also worked with Culinaria, the wine and food festival, and helped promote the first Restaurant Week earlier this year.