Shirley Yu graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Professional Accounting. In college, she was actively involved with several student organizations, including the Asian Culture Committee, a student union committee sponsored by the University to promote multi-culturalism and diversity on campus. As an officer of ACC, Shirley chaired various programs and served as a liaison to other campus organizations. In 1997, she co-founded PA2 – Asian American Professionals of Dallas, a non-profit group for young Asian Americans in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area to network and develop leadership skills. In 2003, PA2 merged with another young professionals group to form Asian Professional Exchange (APEX) Dallas, where she served as Treasurer, Membership Chair, and as an advisor on the Steering Committee. Shirley is a licensed CPA in the state of Texas. In her career, she has worked as an auditor for Ernst & Young LLP and held various positions in audit and finance at both Verizon and Nortel. She is currently employed by McKesson as the Director of Finance – Billing and Contracts Services. She is also a Founding Board Member of ATG and formerly served as the organization’s Secretary & Vice President.
What does going Against The Grain mean to you? “Doing something that is unexpected and out of the ordinary.”
Quote to live by: “The most important things in life aren’t things.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo
Passionate about: Family and Texas Longhorns football
Favorite food: Dumplings
Can’t live without: Television…I’m a TV junkie!
Color Personality: True Blue/Solid Gold