Adobe welcomes Michelle Yates, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, just in time for Community Action Month!

We are delighted to welcome Michelle Crozier Yates to Adobe as our new Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Executive Director of the Adobe Foundation. Michelle spent the last ten years at Warner Bros. Entertainment in Southern California where she was Director, and subsequently Vice President, of Corporate Responsibility. During that time, Michelle developed, implemented and oversaw the company’s corporate responsibility program at what is the world’s largest film and television studio. Michelle has a BA in International Relations from Tufts University, and an MBA in International Business & Corporate Responsibility from the London Business School.

Michelle joins us at a special time of the year. This month is Community Action Month, Adobe’s annual community involvement initiative where our employees at sites all over the world show how they embody our “Involved” core value. As Adobe employees, we have the opportunity to participate in more than 70 different volunteer initiatives including sorting food at the local food bank, building playhouses for children, or assembling toiletry kits for families in need. We know that just a little bit of our time can have a big impact in local communities. Although volunteering happens year round at Adobe, we all look forward to Community Action Month as a great way for teams across the company to dedicate some time away from work to come together to share the Adobe spirit of generosity and volunteerism. Last year, more than 1,200 Adobe volunteers gave more than 4,000 hours to local communities across the globe. Adobe has a proud tradition of supporting our communities through volunteerism and we’re looking forward to even more employee involvement this year.

Curious about Michelle’s background and why she decided to make the move from Warner Bros. to Adobe, we interviewed Michelle. Check out her story posted on our Corporate Blog.

Visit our Corporate Social Responsibility Facebook page to get the latest news on all of our CSR efforts and photos of our employees in action in our Community Action Month album! Check back throughout the month for updates.

Posted by Esther R., Corporate Social Responsibility team.