Yorka Velasco-Caballero is a seasoned professional with an entrepreneurial spirit and a proven leader with over 22 years of experience in the areas of sales, marketing, and business development. She is currently a Key Account Manager with Keurig Dr Pepper where she is responsible in driving commercial contracts in the West Region targeting Fortune 1000 companies. In her previous roles at Avon Products and ACCO Brands, she lead high performing teams to best in sales, nationally. She was a two time winner of the President’s Award for Sales Excellence, a member of the Network of Executive Women, President Emeritus for Prospanica, winner of the San Antonio Business Journal’s 2012 Women in Leadership -Volunteer Leadership Award and under her leadership Prospanica San Antonio earned Chapter of the Year for Professional Development award 2017.
Because of her passion for diversity and inclusion, she was selected to Target’s Women in Leadership Training, making her one of the youngest women to participate in this elite training program. That same passion continued to drive her work at the advertising agency level where, she developed strategic Hispanic programs implemented nationally for brands such as Coca-Cola®, Hasbro® and AOL® Latino.
Yorka is an active member and action committee lead for Prospanica National. She designed, developed and implemented the first Women In Leadership Symposium for the San Antonio chapter. She is a role model for Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance & Achievement (HISPA). She has facilitated at various National Diversity Council events and keynoted for Young Women’s Leadership Symposium. She is the driving force behind the creation and development of Prospanica’s Emerging Leadership Series (ELS), ELS is a six-month leadership program that integrates a robust assessment process which includes strength based leadership, emotional intelligence and values clarification. She was recently selected to co-chair the Women and Girls Development Fund for the San Antonio Area Foundation and is an active steering committee member for the Latino Foundation.
Born in Oruro, Bolivia, she moved to the United States at 15 years of age. Yorka has a double major from the University of Kansas in Economics and Business and, a minor in Latin American Studies. She later obtained an MBA from the University of Incarnate Word,
She calls San Antonio her home, where she lives with her husband Sam and the loves of her life; Samuel and Isabella.