William T. Yanavitch II
Mr. Yanavitch is an Executive Advisor and Principal with Yanavitch & Associates, LLC. He retired after 16 years of service as an Executive Officer and Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Administration for Glatfelter, a $1.6 billion NYSE-listed global producer of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials. His leadership responsibilities included global Human Resources, Government Relations, Community Relations, and Corporate Communications. Mr. Yanavitch previously served in leadership roles with DENTSPLY Sirona, Goulds Pumps Inc., and the Ingersoll Rand Company.
A Pennsylvania native, Mr. Yanavitch was raised in Waverly, New York. Mr. Yanavitch attended Cornell University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial & Labor Relations. His continuing education includes executive leadership programs at the Center for Creative Leadership, Dale Carnegie, and is a certified DISC facilitator.
Active in community service, Mr. Yanavitch currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Cultural Alliance of York County, Penn Mar, York County Economic Alliance, and is Chairman of the Trustees for Junior Achievement of South Central PA. Mr. Yanavitch serves as an advisor for the International Business Program at Elizabethtown College, the Penn State York Advisory Board, the Graham Leadership Program with Penn State York, York County Literacy Council, and the Byrnes Health Education Center. He also served as Honorary Chairman of the York Literacy Council Empowerment Campaign. Previously he served York Township as Vice Chairman of the Zoning Hearing Board and served as Co-chair of the York County Human Services Commission.
Mr. Yanavitch received the ‘Community Builder’ award by the United Way of York County, an organization in which he served for many years. The York Society of Human Resources Management recognized Mr. Yanavitch with the ‘Community HR Professional of the Year’ award. He is also requested as a sought after speaker on leadership and talent management.
Mr. Yanavitch resides in York, Pennsylvania with his wife Kimberly. He is the proud father of three children, Vanessa, Michael, and Nicholas, and grandson Knox.
5575 Pheasant Run Road
York, PA 17406