Yadira Garza-Malone serves as the Director of Development at the Grand Rapids Chamber. Her banking experience, coupled with her commitment to community empowerment, make her an invaluable resource for businesses seeking to thrive in Grand Rapids.
Yadira holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Cornerstone University, reflecting her strong educational foundation. Her expertise in finance and business consultation is rooted in her 7-year career in banking, where she provided guidance to businesses and clients.
Yadira has a strong commitment to serving the Latino community. She serves as a facilitator for Emprende at SpringGR, guiding aspiring entrepreneurs through business challenges and helping them achieve their goals. Her leadership skills, consultative approach and commitment to community empowerment earned her recognition as a recipient of the ACCE 40 under 40 in 2022 and the Grand Rapids Business Journal’s 40 under 40 class in the same year.
- Yadira’s loves Sushi and her favorite restaurants are Ato Sushi and Maru Sushi.
- Favorite Chamber event: The Chamber Open (although she is still learning how to golf)