Yolande Matthes

Emerging Markets Executive, Truist

Yolande Matthew currently serves as the Emerging Markets Executive for Truist. In her role, she focuses on the banks’ high priority client segments and banking priorities to grow and build financial confidence for clients and communities through Financial Wellness, Financial Inclusion Initiatives and Partnerships.

Yolande has over 17 years of dynamic experience working in the Financial Services Industry leading both client facing and support function teams to drive impact by putting purpose into action to empower clients and teammates with the focus of building better lives and communities. She started her career as a Management Associate in 2005 and has made a positive difference in a variety of retail leadership roles including Branch Leader, Area Leader, Client Experience Manager, Retail Execution Leader and, most recently, Director of Segment Performance and Optimization in Emerging Markets.

Her passion for community and financial inclusion inspires her to give back and she continues to leverage her skills in execution and program management to support organizations such as Operation HOPE, Junior Achievement and United Way. She is also a Co-chair for Truist’s Greater Washington Region BOLD BRG (Black Organizers, Leaders & Doers Business Resource Group) where she helps lead the efforts to engage teammates to make a positive impact in our local communities through education and volunteerism.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management & Finance from Brooklyn College. Most recently, Yolande was selected as a high performing teammate to participate in a unique Truist Leadership Institute Program on Resilient Leadership to help continue her growth and development as a leader.

Yolande immigrated to the United States in 1998 from the island of Grenada and has been able to give other family members the same opportunity that she received in 1998 to immigrate to the United States to pursue their dreams.

When Yolande is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband, watching football, traveling and practicing wellness to help live a balance life.

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