Yolanda Howze is a Senior Consultant with Gallagher's Human Resources & Compensation Consulting practice. Ms. Howze brings more than 18 years' public sector Human Resources experience - primarily in municipal government. Prior to joining Gallagher she served as Assistant to the City Manager/Director of Human Resources for University City, MO. Her professional experience includes eight combined years as Director of Human Resources for University City, MO (2005-2010 and 2018-2020) and more than six years as Director of Human Resources with the City of Bellaire, TX (2012-2018). She was selected by her peers as the 2015 Texas Municipal Human Resources Association (TMHRA) Human Resources Professional of the Year.
Ms. Howze earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Maryville University St. Louis, as well as a Master of Arts in Public Administration and Policy Analysis from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. Ms. Howze is also a Senior Certified Human Resources Professional-SPHR, SHRM-SCP, IPMA-SCP-through the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), and International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR), respectively.