Trudy Cathy White is the youngest child and only daughter of Chick-fil-A founder Truett and Jeannette Cathy. At just nineteen years old, Trudy opened Birmingham, Alabama’s second Chick-fil-A restaurant, making her one of the youngest Operators in Chick-fil-A’s history. While running this location, she hired fellow Samford University student John White, and the pair soon traded waffle fries for wedding rings.Throughout their forty-plus-year marriage, Trudy and John have actively sought opportunities to connect with and invest in the lives of others.
Today, Trudy serves as a Chick-fil-A Ambassador and has become nationally known as an influential leader and speaker. She is the author of several books, including Along the Way, Climb Every Mountain, and A Quiet Strength, a poignant memoir about her beloved mother, Jeannette Cathy.
Trudy and John are the proud parents of four children and grandparents of sixteen grandchildren. In all she does, Trudy is led by her commitment to be used by God to invest in relationships, influence culture, and inspire godly character in the next generation.