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Yvonne Savala PhotoYvonne Savala, Moline, IL; appointed 2013

Yvonne Savala was appointed to the Western Illinois University Board of Trustees on February 25, 2013. She works within the Executive Offices of KJWW Engineering, an international engineering consulting firm. She previously served as the Operations Director at Midwest Intellectual Property Management Institute, an economic development initiative in the Midwest region, and for the City of Moline, both as City Clerk and administrator of the Rental Housing Inspections Program initiative focusing on early prevention of deteriorating neighborhoods.

She has an associate degree from Black Hawk College, bachelor’s degree in business management and technology from St. Ambrose University, and a master’s degree in public administration from Drake University. She is active in community mentoring, coaching, and fundraising for youth athletics, a supporter and participant for cancer awareness events, a member of the Greater Quad City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the executive committee for VIVA Quad Cities Fiesta cultural program and the Rock Island County Ethics Board.

Contact: y-savala@wiu.edu