After 12 years of service, Gil Yancey retired today from his position as endowed Blaser Family Executive Director of the F. David Fowler Career Center at the GW School of Business (GWSB). Mr. Yancey leaves GWSB to enjoy time with his family, travel, and devote time to the boards, charities and church to which he is devoted. Under Mr. Yancey’s leadership, the career center transformed significantly, introducing new experiential learning programs, peer advisors, career strategy courses and more. Mr. Yancey's work significantly influenced how career support is organized and provided campus-wide.
Prior to joining GWSB, Gil served as senior vice president and managing director of Lee Hecht Harrison, LLC’s Washington and Baltimore area offices. Under his leadership, the firm’s market presence grew to offices in Washington, D.C., McLean, VA and Columbia, MD, and rapidly won market share from competitors with greater name recognition and longevity. These offices won multiple top performance awards for providing career management, outplacement, leadership development, and executive coaching services to organizations and individuals. Gil also chaired a committee for the Greater Washington Board of Trade focused to create a Public/Private partnership with the Federal and Private sectors to ease the transition of government employees from the public to the private sector.
Before joining Lee Hecht Harrison, Gil served as director of Human Resources for Bell Atlantic Corporation (now Verizon), a leading telecommunications and information services company. Gil received his B.A. in History and Government from Virginia Union University in Richmond, VA. He served on the board of directors for the National Kidney Foundation for twelve years, and continues to serve on the Board of Directors for the D.C. Children’s Trust Fund. He is also a member of National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and the MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance (MBACSEA).