9 Questions with Ylonda D. Glover, Director of Operations at Riverworks

Where were you born?

I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the youngest of ten children.

Where did you grow-up?

I grew up in the Sherman Park area and graduated from Milwaukee Washington High School.

What was your favorite subject in school?

My favorite subject in school was math.

Did you professionally train to do the work you do?

I would like to think my education and professional work history has prepared me for this position as the Director of Operations at Riverworks Development Corporation. My combination of people skills, business acumen, strategic and systems thinker was developed as I pursued my undergraduate degree in Psychology, African-American Studies and Math; with a Master’s in Business and now my PhD. Studies in Organizational development. And my professional experience as a business owner/consultant, educational specialist and work in higher education has trained me to serve others in my current role.

Long walk on the beach, downhill skiing, or going to the opera?

I enjoy walking and running on the beach, the water is very calming for me; Bradford and South Shore areas are my two favorite places to walk.

In your opinion, what is the most solvable world problem?

Hatred is the most solvable world problem. With the spirit of compassion for self and others, coupled with the wisdom to understand and embrace the differences of others with the ability to listen lovingly to others point of views even when it’s challenging, hatred might be solvable.

What is your favorite event in Milwaukee?

Attending and listening to live jazz especially Phil Seed at Mason Street Grill on Friday nights.

What is your favorite place to visit?

One favorite place is Westbury, Long Island to spend time with family members.

What is the most recent book you’ve read?

All In: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life, By Mark Batterson