Loria B. Yeadon

Loria B. Yeadon

Class of 2014

Loria Yeadon is President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater Seattle, where she has re-aligned the organizational structure for greater impact and efficiency, built a dream senior leadership team, attracted diverse, multi-cultural leaders to the YGS Board of Directors, launched an Equity and Justice for all initiative towards becoming an anti-racist organization and weaving the threads of equity and justice throughout the organization. She has a proven record of accomplishment serving on public, private and non-profit boards, managing P&Ls, leading M&A transactions, building and leading small and large global executive teams, establishing growth strategies, raising and deploying social capital, demonstrating investment impact, and catalyzing action while consistently exceeding objectives and driving social change. She has served in many strategic roles in various industries and markets from high tech to manufacturing companies, non-profit leadership, and fund/investment management. She is a champion and advocate for equity and justice for all, especially youth and families in marginalized communities.

HONORS, AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS

  • Women of Influence Honoree, Puget Sound Business Journal 2021
  • Recipient of the Largest Investment in YGS History from MacKenzie Scott ($18M)
  • Female Founders Alliance Champions Awards, Role Model Category, August 2020
  • Led YGS’ acquisition of Nexus Youth & Families to serve young people experiencing homelessness and in need of housing and mental and behavioral health supports
  • Acquired 2100 acres of lakefront property near Mt Rainier to establish YGS’ first new camp in 100 years
  • Diversity Award, American Intellectual Property Association, October 2019
  • Appointed to serve on Governor Inslee’s Social Supports Leaders Advisory Group for Washington state (2020 -2022)
  • Featured in IAM Strategy 300 among an elite group of IP thought leaders (2012 – 2023)
  • Industry Representative invited to the White House for the launch of the “It’s on Us” Campaign to end sexual violence on college campuses, September 2014
  • Industry Representative invited to the White House to witness the signing of the America Invents Act enacted by President Barack Obama, September 2011

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • Seton Hall School of Law, Magna Cum Laude, JD, Admitted in WA, NJ, NY, and to the Patent Bar
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, MS, Electrical Engineering, Minor, Operations Research
  • University of Virginia, With Distinction, BS Electrical Engineering, Thesis: Fiber Optics Applications
  • Gap Int’l: Breakthrough Exec. Leadership Training
  • DirectWomen Board Institute
  • Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Women’s Director Development Program

YMCA OF GREATER SEATTLE, President/CEO
(February 2019 – Present)
YNAN Steering Committee; African American Y CEO Network Steering Committee; Y Women CEO Group; Y Retirement Fund Advisory Committee Member;
Y Road to 2026 National Soccer Collaboration Chair

INTELLECTUAL VENTURES (2009 – 2014)
EVP & GM – Transportation Business
EVP – Invention Investment Fund

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. (1999 – 2009)
VP & GM – Honeywell Intellectual Property International
CEO – Honeywell Intellectual Properties
Chief IP Litigation Counsel, Honeywell International Inc.

TELCORDIA TECHNOLOGIES (1985 -1999)
R&D arm of services of Bell Operating Companies (regulated public utilities). Sen. IP Counsel; Member of Technical Staff

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Laird Norton Company (June 2020 – present)
Governance Committee – Chair
TiVo Corporation (merged with Xperi) (April 2019 – June 2020); Nominating Committee

NON-PROFIT BOARDS
Legal Momentum: The Women’s Legal Defense
Fund and Education Fund (2012 – 2022)
First Vice Chair of the Board of Directors & Executive, Audit & Nominating Committee Member
Girl Scouts of the USA (2015 – 2020)
Audit Committee; Former Chair of the Investment Subcommittee; Movement Strategy Advisory Committee
StolenYouth, Board Member 2015 – 2019