Former board member and past board chair Yvette Herrera is joining the staff of one of Burbank’s leading and oldest non-profit organizations, the Burbank Community YMCA, as Director of
Philanthropy and Community Engagement. Herrera, a resident of Burbank for over 20 years, is the founder of HT Group, a boutique consulting firm that provided strategic marketing to nonprofit organizations and businesses for the past 10 years.
Asked why she is giving up her consulting practice to work for a community agency, Herrera said, “Dedicating my professional efforts to the YMCA extends the volunteer work I have been doing for years. I believe that the Y, its mission, solid reputation and extensive reach, is uniquely situated to mobilize community caring, activism and ownership. We can create new partnerships with people and organizations who believe, like I do, that the YMCA can help make Burbank an even better place to live, work and raise our children.”
The Y’s Chief Executive Officer, JC Holt expressed his perspective on hiring Herrera as a “terrific result to an extensive search”. He continued, “As you might imagine in today’s job environment, we attracted qualified candidates from as far away as New York. I could not be happier with the outcome. Yvette’s skill set, organization knowledge and long-time community engagement in Burbank make this a perfect fit for the Burbank Y.”