Yovany Jerez

National President

Background

Yovany was raised in Havana, Cuba for the first 12-years of his life. His family endured a 9-month migration trajectory that took them through Panama, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. Yovany made it to Boston, MA on July 3, 1993 just in time to celebrate his family’s freedom along with this great nation’s Independence Day. He attended Phillips Academy (Andover, MA) and East Boston High School, graduating as Valedictorian, President of the Honor Society, Captain of the baseball and swimming team, Boston Athlete of the Year, and as the first Hispanic to become Senior Class President. He continued his community involvement and held several leadership positions at Dartmouth College, where he graduated in 2003 with an AB Sociology and an AB Spanish Literature. As part of the “AT&T 2020 Vision”, he completed a Master of Science & Technology Leadership at Brown University (June 2018) with a thesis on AR/VR (augmented/virtual reality).

Professional Life

Joined AT&T in 2009. With 12-years of sales, marketing, negotiation, and management experience, Yovany has worked in several industries: manufacturing, packaging logistics, external affairs, banking and consulting. Yovany started his AT&T career as a Commercial Seller, followed by an opportunity to be a Training Manager. Currently, Yovany explores strategies and innovative technology that delivers strong-ROI for AT&T University and its clients. He was just elected as HACEMOS National President, leading ~11,000 Members through 42 Chapters. Yovany is a highly involved member of the Atlanta community. He founded and serves on the Hispanic Corporate Council of Atlanta (HCCA). He helped organized purpose-driven treks that raised funds for ~450 orphans in some of the world’s most remote and iconic location (eg. 2010 Mount Everest in Nepal; 2009 Mt. Cotopaxi in Ecuador; 2006 Inca Trail in Peru).

Personal Life

Yovany married Olivia Adams on November 2015. They enjoy traveling the world, making new friends, learning about first-century Christian history, and spending time with little Peter (their firstborn, July 2018).