DECA is pleased to announce that Sherry Yaskin, The Home Depot's VP, Human Resources, will deliver the keynote during the 2022 DECA International Career Development Conference Grand Opening Session.
Sherry Yaskin has been responsible for setting the people strategies for a variety of functions across The Home Depot, impacting more than 2,200 stores and more than 500,000 associates across the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. As VP, Human Resources, she and her team play an important role in supporting the company’s growth strategies and leading significant transformation as the business evolves.
Sherry joined The Home Depot in 2004 as Director of Learning and has held positions of increasing responsibility, including Director of Talent Management and Organizational Effectiveness, Senior Director of Human Resources for both the western and northern divisions, Senior Director of Human Resources for U.S. operations, and most recently, VP of Talent Management and Organizational Effectiveness.
Prior to joining the Home Depot, Sherry was a district manager with Circuit City. She also spent more than 14 years with Gap, Inc., where she held a variety of leadership positions. Sherry holds a Bachelor’s of Speech Communication from the University of Florida.
Sherry gives back to the community by serving on several boards including Purple Heart Homes—a non-profit organization dedicated to providing housing solutions for service-connected disabled and aging Veterans, and The Home Depot Foundation—working to improve the homes and lives of U.S. veterans, train skilled tradespeople to fill the labor gap and supporting communities impacted by natural disasters. Sherry recently joined the NRF Foundation’s Board of Directors—a philanthropic arm of the National Retail Federation advocating for the value of retail jobs through education, training and experiences for everyone from high school and college students to people with barriers to employment.