Yvonne Garcia (four-years-old) with her parents, Adalia and
Eusebio Garcia, and brother and sister, Rob and Doris.
“Ultimately, I am responsible for the strategic execution of the
internal and external engagement platform for our Chairman and CEO, Ron
O’Hanley, and that every engagement he participates in is streamlined,
effective, efficient, and value-added for all involved,” she shares. “With
this in mind, and in partnership with him and many other stakeholders,
I have made several changes to our approach to his engagement since
assuming my role. Two examples come to mind. First, we have launched
several new employee engagement series, each hosted by him and
segmented by a target audience to allow for more intimate, meaningful
interaction. Also, we often experiment with different communications
vehicles and platforms in order to ensure that our messages resonate
globally with all segments of our employee base.”
In addition, in her role as Chief of Staff to O’Hanley, Garcia thoroughly
focuses on understanding the goals and strategic vision set forth by him.
“I study every word he says, including his speeches and other forms
of thought leadership he shares in order to gain a keen understanding of
his mindset and vision, which in turn allows me to drive true alignment
across the enterprise. I have also gained an extraordinary mentor along
the way in Ron,” she shares.
With a background in finance, a strong work ethic, and passion,
Garcia points out how she along with her team have prepared for the
current COVID-19 pandemic. When the crisis hit, one of State Street’s first
priorities was to develop policies and procedures to shift operations in a
way that would allow most of the company to work from home.
Yvonne’s kids, Izzy and Max, waiting for her at the finish line
at the NYC Marathon, 2010.
Yvonne’s parents, Adalia and Eusebio Garcia.
Dolores Huerta and Yvonne Garcia, 2019.
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