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Yolonda Marshall

Chief Executive Officer



Yolonda Marshall has committed more than 11 years of her life working to ensure that children growing up in low income communities across the country receive the education they deserve. She is Student Leadership Networks first ever Chief Executive Officer charged with overseeing the management of the organization’s $11M budget, leading the implementation of the organizations strategic direction, operations and ensuring that the organization is a great place to work and grow.

Prior to joining Student Leadership Network, Yolonda served as the Deputy Chief Officer, Regional Programs for New Leaders; an organization whose mission is to ensure high academic achievement for all children, especially students in poverty and students of color, by developing transformational school leaders and advancing the policies and practices that allow great leaders to succeed. In this role, Yolonda was responsible for managing a team of Executive Directors who led all local program implementation, client engagement and management of 70+ staff across the country.

Yolonda began her education non-profit career with Teach For America where she held a number of leadership roles on their national development and human assets team, and also served as Interim Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia region. Prior to joining Teach For America, she had a 14 year career with Showtime Networks Inc. where she honed her sales and marketing skills, provided strategic direction to the nation’s top cable companies and managed a team of marketing specialists that created and executed comprehensive marketing plans to help launch critically acclaimed and Emmy award winning programming.

Yolonda received her BS degree in Marketing from Tuskegee University and her MBA with a concentration in Marketing and Media Management from Columbia Business School.