Commissioner Yvonne Cowser Yancy, SPHR
Yvonne Cowser Yancy is the Commissioner of Human Resources for the City of Atlanta. With 18 years in the Human Resources field in the private sector she is transforming the City’s Human Resources function from a transactional organization to a strategic contributor. In her current role she oversees all functions of Human Resources that impact 7,500 employees and 5,000 retirees; including health and wellness benefit plans, labor relations, and the creation of the City’s talent management strategies. She holds an MBA in Employee Relations from Georgia State University and a BA in Economics from Northwestern University. A native of Atlanta, Yvonne is involved in civic and charitable organizations such as the Atlanta Chapter of the Links, Inc. and actively mentors others seeking careers in Human Resources. Additionally Yvonne is a member of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2013 and an incoming member of the SHRM Atlanta Board of Directors.