Cambridge, MA — As of June 3rd, 2018 ALPFA’s Chairwoman and Senior Vice President of Investment Manager Services and Global Head of Client Solutions at State Street Corporation, Yvonne Garcia, was honored with an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters by Cambridge College, at the college’s 47th commencement exercises.
In addition to Yvonne Garcia, the college will bestow honorary degrees to Robert Rivers, Eastern Bank Chairman, and CEO, and Karen Ward, WCVB’s Director of Public Affairs and Community Service in Boston.
As an active leader of local and national communities, Yvonne serves as the Chairwoman for the largest Latino Professional Organization in the country, ALPFA.
Yvonne also serves as the Chair of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund for Boston and on the Board of Directors for The Partnership, Inc. She is the co-founding Chair of Milagros para Niños at Boston Children’s Hospital and serves on the Board of Directors for Tufts Medical Center in Massachusetts and on Massachusetts Governor Baker’s Latino Advisory Commission Board.
Yvonne was selected as Top 22 Most Influential Women in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal for 2015. In 2016 Yvonne was named one of the Top 12 Leaders in Finance in the country by Latino Leaders Magazine. Just this year, Yvonne was featured in Fortune Magazine as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Latinas in the United States two years in a row; received the 2018 NFL Hispanic Leadership Award from the New England Patriots, and was invited to speak at Color Magazine’s Women of Color Leadership and Empowerment Conference.
Yvonne holds an MBA from Boston University in Finance and Marketing and a BA from SUNY Albany. She is also a graduate of the ARMY R.O.T.C. program at Siena College in Loudonville, NY and holds a Certificate in Economics and Culture from La Sorbonne in Paris, France and is a Six Sigma Black Belt.