Few cities in America have a municipal government that can be as tough, byzantine and fiery as Philadelphia. But it is within the walls of Philadelphia City Hall that you will find Yvonne Roberts, navigating the tough waters, meeting with top decision makers, and generally making it look like the easiest job in the world. Smooth, tough and unflappable, Yvonne is the director, and the heart and soul, of Triad’s Philadelphia office.
Her contacts constitute the definitive list of Philadelphia’s leaders, from the business community, to legislators and city council members, from Mayor Michael Nutter, to council members; from freshmen state Representatives to powerful Senate Appropriations Chairman Vince Hughes and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, Jr.
A seasoned lobbyist, negotiator and community relations specialist, her clients represent corporate, public and nonprofit sectors on the local, regional and national levels. Her multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving, a product of more than 30 years of working in public relations, politics and business, sets her apart as a practitioner and gives Triad’s clients a critical edge when dealing with the city, Congress, or the U.S. Senate.
Yvonne’s relationships with a diverse array of Philadelphia special interest groups and the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus have enabled her to assist with numerous community outreach initiatives, and she has unparalleled skill in resolving conflicts and finding the common ground, something not always in abundance in the rough-and-tumble world of Philly politics.
After establishing a full-service consulting agency in 1982, her career path eventually brought her to Triad in 2001. Along the way, her clients have included Rite Aid, Proctor & Gamble, R.J. Reynolds, Conrail, Comcast, the Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Co., the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters, the African American Historical and Cultural Museum of Philadelphia, and Sony Music Entertainment.
More recently, she has worked with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Mercy Hospital, Delaware Valley Community Health, Moore College of Art, the Inglis Foundation, LogistiCare, Lutheran Settlement and Baseball at 30th Street.
- Boys and Girls Clubs of PA
- Capital Blue Cross
- Carpenter Technology
- Chester Upland School District
- Crane Safety Now
- Delaware River Maritime Enterprise Council
- District Council 21 Painters & Allied Trades
- Dog Law
- Federal Courthouse in Harrisburg
- Film Tax Credit
- Glen-Gery Brick
- Growing Schools
- Harrisburg School District
- Highway Construction Industry
- Middletown Area School District
- Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association
- Pennsylvanians for Affordable Nutrition
- Pocono Raceway
- Telecom Legislation
- Transportation Funding
- United Nations