Yvette Burton, Ph.D.

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About Yvette Burton, Ph.D.

As a consultant, published author, and noted business researcher, Dr. Burton has over 19 years of experience leading large scale business transformation and human capital management strategies in the information technology, finance, pharmaceutical, health care services, digital media, entertainment, and consumer product sectors. She currently serves as a Senior Global Business Development Executive for IBM’s global growth markets, providing leadership effectiveness and organizational development advisement to foundations, not for profits, and corporations in the US, Latin America, Europe, and India. Dr. Burton also leads IBM’s global thought leadership and research programs designed to cultivate IBM’s commercial GLBT strategies and innovative solutions for culturally adaptive workforce.

She recently served as an expert witness for a Congressional Hearing held by United States Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Senate Committee on the implementation of Domestic Partner Benefits for the US Federal Government.
She holds a Ph.D. and MA. in Human Development and Organizational Systems from the Fielding Graduate Institute, a MA specialized in Criminal and Procedural law from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a BA. in Psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and professional certifications from Wharton and Georgetown University.

University of St. Thomas - Minnesota Opus College of Business