Yvonne Scott

Yvonne Scott

CIO
Crowe Horwath LLP

S. Yvonne Scott is the Chief Information Officer of Crowe Horwath, LLP. With over 3.600 staff located across more than 30 offices around the world, 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 related activities, as well as the firm’s Project Management Office. She is a member of the firm’s Management Team and is a key contributor the firm’s transformation, growth, innovation, and women’s 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 company, leading their global internal consulting and IS audit services.

Yvonne served on the board of directors of the Information Technology Alliance., a professional technology-centric association with membership that includes most of the top 35 largest accounting firms and numerous technology providers. She completed her four-year term in August, 2016, having served as the board’s Chair during her final year of service. Yvonne currently serves as the Vice Chair of the board of directors of i.c. stars, a non-profit organization that prepares inner-city youth for careers in information technology and a dedication to community involvement and leadership. She also serves on customer and industry event advisory boards. Her prior board service includes Chair of the Northwest Chicago chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors and various leadership roles for an advocacy group dedicated to end violence against women.

Yvonne holds 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, holds a Certificate in Data Processing, and served as a Certified Fraud Examiner during her tenure with Unocal.

A Measurable Impact

Initial placement rate:
90%
Industry retention rate:
81%
College attendance rate:
55%
Alumni actively engaged in their communities:
72%
Average 12-month earnings before program:
$10,790
Average 12-month earnings after program:
$44,010