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Yvonne Scott

CIO - Crowe Horwath LLP


S. Yvonne Scott is the Chief Information Officer of Crowe Horwath, LLP. With over 3,000 staff located across 28 offices, Crowe is the eighth largest accounting firm in the United States. She joined Crowe in 2008 and is responsible for directing all aspects of the firm’s information systems and purchasing related activities. She is a key contributor the firm’s transformation and growth initiatives. Prior to joining Crowe, Yvonne was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for GATX Corporation, a Fortune 1000 NYSE traded company that specializes in the leasing of long-lived assets to corporate customers. Her responsibilities included the management of all Information Systems related activities.  Before becoming GATX’s first enterprise CIO, Yvonne held various positions within the company including Manager, Information Systems Audit, Assistant Director of Information Technology; Director, GATX Chemical Logistics; Vice President, Integrated Solutions Group; Vice President, Strategic Initiatives GATX Rail, and Vice President and CIO GATX Rail. Prior to joining GATX, she worked for Unocal Corporation, a Fortune 100 NYSE traded Energy Company, leading their global internal consulting and IS audit services. Yvonne currently serves on the board of directors of i.c. stars, a non-profit organization that trains and prepares inner-city youth for careers in information technology and dedication to community involvement and leadership. She is currently serving as the chair of this organization’s governance committee and is a member of the executive committee. She also serves on customer and industry event advisory boards. Yvonne has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Northern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Science degree in General Management and Accounting from Purdue University. In addition, Yvonne has published articles in professional journals, frequently presents on IT leadership at professional association meetings and supplier conferences and has served as a CIO panelist at several conferences and seminars. She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Certificate in Data Processing.