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Yvonne Perry is the National Geographic Society’s Executive Director of Human Resources, responsible for providing a full range of human resource services throughout the Society, including recruiting, managing organizational change, talent/performance management, organizational problem solving, employee relations, compensation, benefit and leave administration, and leadership and staff development. She leads a team of seven human resource and benefits professionals. Perry also oversees the Society’s medical unit, where she supervises two staff members.
Before joining National Geographic in May 2000, Perry was employed at the National Science Teachers Association, where she worked on a student science competition and teacher grant program. She was also previously employed as a recruiter for TRAK Staffing and in the human resources department at Titleist & FootJoy.
Perry has a B.A. in psychology from the University of Maryland.