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Yvonne Garcia

2019 Speaker

YVONNE GARCIA serves as chief of staff to State Street’s CEO, Ron O’Hanley. Prior to State Street, she served as director in marketing and distribution strategy for Liberty Mutual, and as VP for Bank of America’s China Construction Bank Strategic Assistance Program. Garcia is a fully certified Six Sigma Black Belt. She served as the chairwoman for the largest Latino Professional Organization in the country, ALPFA.  Garcia is also the co-founding chair of Milagros para Niños, a board at Children’s Hospital in Boston, which has raised more than $10 million in funds for Hispanic children who can’t afford medical care. She was appointed Governor Charlie Baker to serve on the state’s Latino Advisory Commission Board, and was also appointed as the chairwoman for the Greater Boston Chamber’s Women’s Network. She has been featured in Fortune magazine in partnership with ALPFA as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Latinas in the United States three years in a row and just last year was named Boston Business Journal’s Power 50. Last year Garcia was awarded an honorary degree in Doctor of Humane Letters from Cambridge College in Boston, Massachusetts, and most recently an honorary degree in Doctor of Commerce from New England School of Business.