Linda Yeung

Job title: 
Executive Director, Leadership Development Program, Department of Human Resources, City and County of San Francisco

National Advisory Council: 2015

Linda Yeung currently serves as the Executive Director of the Leadership Development Program for the City and County of San Francisco’s Department of Human Resources.  Her previous assignment was serving as Unified Commander and Logistics Chief for the City’s COVID-19 Command Center. Yeung's government experience included Director of People, Performance & Development at San Francisco International Airport; Deputy City Administrator/Chief of Staff/Chief Financial Officer for City Administrators Edwin M Lee and Naomi Kelly; City Projects Director and Acting Chief Economist for the Controller’s Office; and Deputy Director for the San Francisco Independent Task Force on Affirmative Action in Public Contracting. In Los Angeles, she worked for Southern California Edison; Rebuild LA; New Vision Business Council; Linda Griego for Mayor campaign; and Mayor Tom Bradley’s Office. In Washington, D.C., she was the Deputy Director for Taiwan and South Korea at the Office of US Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President. 

Her career highlights include speaking at the United Nations Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in May 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland; leading the 3-day historic Same Sex Marriages Team in issuing 563 marriage licenses, recording 480 marriage licenses, and performing 469 marriage ceremonies in San Francisco City Hall in June 28-30, 2013; helping raise over $2.4 million in the City’s Combined Charities Campaign in 2018 and 2019; enrolling San Francisco into FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program; and speaking at the International Insight Programme for the Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum in London and Rio de Janeiro.

Yeung served on numerous boards including the National Advisory Council of the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley; John Gardner Fellowship Association; San Francisco Municipal Executive Association; Airports Council International – North America Human Resources Steering Committee; Fletcher Women’s Network; and San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership. She also helped found the Food Industry Business Roundtable and Toy Association of Southern California.

She was the recipient of the John Gardner Public Service Fellowship, Coro Foundation Public Affairs Fellowship, Patricia Roberts Harris Public Service Fellowship, and Phi Beta Kappa. She graduated from UC Berkeley as the recipient of the Departmental Citation for the Political Science Department, summa cum laude in Oriental Languages Department and magna cum laude in General Scholarship. She completed her Masters in Law and Diplomacy degree at the Fletcher School, Tufts University. Yeung is married and has two wonderful children.