Jackson State University alum Yolanda Daniel was recently named one of Diversity MBA magazine’s 2011 Top 100 Under 50 Executive Leaders.
Daniel is vice president of financial services at W. W. Grainger, Inc., the leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Panama. She is responsible for evaluating and implementing a global shared services strategy.
Prior to joining W. W. Grainger, Inc., Daniel held senior management positions in Fortune 20 companies across several industries including vice president of internal audits for CVS Caremark, Inc., and managing director of Daniel Group Consulting. Her diverse career experience has been in accounting, auditing and consulting including roles in public accounting, general accounting, finance and internal audit. As an active member of her community, Daniel currently serves on the Board of Trustees and Finance Committee of Children’s Home + Aid, Board of Directors and Finance Committee of Congo Square Theatre and is a member of the Board of Governors for the Institute of Internal Auditors, Chicago Chapter. She has also been honored as a member of Deloitte & Touche’s 100 Wise Women Chicago and as a Boardroom Bound Chicago Friend.
Daniel received a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is an honors alumna in marketing from Jackson State University where she was active in student government and served two years as Baselius of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Her professional designations include Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certification in Corporate Governance from Tulane University’s School of Law, and the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Certification of Control Self Assessment.