Yolanda Townsend

Chief Operating Officer and Legal Director

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Yolanda is the Chief Operating Officer and Legal Director at The Hub Project. She is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of public and private sector experience. She joins us from Opportunity@Work where she served as the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel leading daily operations, including resource mobilization, HR, legal, and business strategies. 

Before joining Opportunity@Work, Yolanda led a real estate investment and consulting firm. Previously she was the Chief Operating Officer for four years at Wheat Government Relations. As a Senate-confirmed appointee in the Clinton Administration, Yolanda served five years as a Commissioner of the National Credit Union Administration, the agency responsible for regulating 10,000+ federal and state-chartered credit unions.

Yolanda has practiced law in Maryland, California, and Missouri. She specializes in corporate finance and real estate law in addition to general business law. She volunteers with the Whitman-Walker Legal Clinic in her free time.

She enjoys reading, traveling, musicals and sci-fi movies. A native of California, she has lived in the greater DC area for over 20 years.