L. Denise Turner

Senior Director of Operations & Analytics at YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

L. Denise Turner has focused her career on working within organizations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations. She is currently the Senior Director of Operations & Analytics at the YMCA of Metro Chicago, where she supports both day-to-day management and strategic initiatives for the for the Y’s youth development programs. Previously, Denise held performance management and finance roles at several local government agencies, including the City of Chicago Mayor’s Office, Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Transit Authority.

Denise received an undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Iowa and a MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. She is a founding member of Year Up Chicago’s Leadership Council and a regular volunteer at Life Changers International Church.

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