Yvette Tunley | Former Board Member

Bio: Yvette M. Tunley is the Talent Acquisition Manager for the City of Kansas City, Missouri's Human Resources Department. She has been employed with the City of Kansas City, Missouri since 1991 working in the Housing & Community Development Department's Home Weatherization Program, the Parks & Recreation Department's Financial Services & Human Resources Division, the Human Resources Department's Retirement, Labor & Employee Relations and Talent Acquisition Divisions. While she has worked in various Human Resources areas, her current role requires her to interact with a wide variety of individuals seeking career opportunities with one of the City's many departments. She provides a variety of services to and for the organization, including, but not limited to, career track counseling, resume development, system-enhancement functional lead, training, managing outreach initiatives, and many others. Yvette also coordinates the City of KCMO's Corporate Challenge participation, an Olympic-style competition between companies of like size in the greater KCMO area. Yvette was awarded the 2015 Kansas City Corporate Challenge (KCCC) Alex George Award for Excellence. Each year the KCCC Board of Directors honors one male and one female with this award for athletic ability, ability to overcome obstacles in performing athletic events, dedication to the KCCC in organizing and promoting the events, selflessness in dealings with KCCC, and sportsmanship with regard to other competitors and persons involved with the Games. Yvette obtained her Bachelor's degree in Management from Rockhurst University where she also played four years of collegiate basketball. ​During that time she began working with young people at St. Francis Xavier school, volunteering with youth ministry at St. Therese Little Flower Church and working with young people in the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese. It is fitting that Yvette now volunteers her time and service with the Urban Rangers Corp and works to find others who can share in the mission that is URC. She brings a great energy, excitement and enthusiasm to her work with the Urban Rangers Corp and currently serves as the Board Chair. Yvette believes the URC is one of the best programs in Kansas City serving this population of young adult males and hopes for it to become a household name.