Carol B. Yancey

Awarded Young Leaders & Excellence Award 1997

Carol Yancey has served Genuine Parts Company (GPC) for more than 30 years beginning in 1991. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Georgia, graduating Cum Laude in 1985. 

Upon graduation, she went to work for Ernst & Young, a “big four” public accounting firm, and her main audit client was GPC. Yancey’s skills impressed GPC, and she was hired in April of 1991. She held various positions in the Finance Department and was named corporate secretary in August 1995. 

Yancey is a CPA and a member in good standing with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Georgia Society of CPAs. She is also a member of the National Investor Relations Institute and of the American Society of Corporate Secretaries. 

Yancey is also active in her community and has been a volunteer for the United Way Corporate Campaign, Special Audiences, Inc. and Very Special Arts of Georgia Corporate Campaign. 

In 2013, Yancey was promoted to chief financial and accounting officer for GPC. Since then, company sales have grown more than $6 billion. 

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Graduated from the University of Georgia


Hired by Genuine Parts Company


Awarded Young Leaders & Excellence Award from the Automotive Hall of Fame


Promoted to CFO and Accounting Officer for GPC

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