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Yolanda Schufford

Chief Communication & Public Affairs Officer at Beyond Finance

Yolanda Schufford


Fireside Chat  (December 12th at 1:25 PM)


Yolanda Schufford is the Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer and is a member of the Beyond Finance, LLC executive team. 

Yolanda joined Beyond Finance in 2020. She oversees government relations—managing lobbyists in key states and developing strategy to protect and encourage good policy for the debt resolution industry. Yolanda also leads a team of professionals that focuses on external and internal communications. And to further the mission of resolving debt for consumers, Yolanda sits on the board of one of the industry’s leading trade associations.      

Prior to her current role, Yolanda held similar positions at large publicly held corporations. Most recently, she served as the Vice President of Content Marketing at GM Financial where she led a team responsible for all customer (B2C) and dealer (B2B) communications. Yolanda’s vast experience in consumer finance includes roles as Vice President of Executive Communications at Comerica Bank and Vice President of Communications and Public Relations at Cash America International, Inc. 

Prior to corporate America, Yolanda spent 12 years as a broadcast news reporter. She has worked for WFAA-TV in Dallas, Texas, WTHR-TV in her hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana and WWKI-FM in Kokomo, Indiana. 

Throughout her career, Yolanda’s work has been recognized locally and nationally through multiple awards from organizations, such as the Public Relations Society of America, International Association of Business Communicators, Hermes Creatives Awards and the Associated Press. 

Like David Letterman, Yolanda matriculated at Ball State University. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Telecommunications and a minor in Speech Communication.

Yolanda loves to serve. Currently, she sits on the boards of two nonprofits—Women of Debt Relief and Mentoring Brother2Brother. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and has a ministry where she mentors women of all ages.


Yolanda currently resides in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas with her husband, Ray, and two daughters in college. When not working, she enjoys crafting, interior decorating, jigsaw puzzles and football!