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Meet Ms. Yolanda Pressley

Meet Ms. Yolanda Pressley, a program manager for the resource management department, Maryland Military Department. During her nearly six years of working for MMD, Pressley has received  the Team Spirit Award, Notable Employee Award and a military challenge coin from U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Adam Flasch, director of the Maryland National Guard Joint Staff.

“I’ve been employed with the private sector and corporate world most of my working life,” said Pressley. “Initially I did not know much about the Maryland Military Department and in all honesty, I just wanted a government job. However, unbeknownst to me, my life would change. I have come to find that this is an amazing organization with a variety of individuals and opportunities.”

As part of her job responsibilities Pressley supports life-cycle replacements, facility restorations and modernizations, grounds maintenance, utility services, energy management for the Construction and Facilities Management Office-Installations, and MMD facilities. This includes obtaining federal grant reimbursements of approximately $9 million dollars to the State of Maryland-MMD through the Master Cooperative Agreement Program. This position functions as support for the daily operation of the department and assists with ensuring adherence to policy and procedures and coordinating with other CFMO Branches.

“My favorite part of working for the MMD agency is hard to narrow down to just one,” said Pressley. “First would be the people that I have grown to respect and love as if they were family. Being able to build relationships with some of the military members in uniform everyday supporting the State of Maryland, and my staff whom have great work ethics, drive, and determination to succeed.”

Since joining the MMD, Pressley has supported her son who is currently an Airman 1st Class with the Maryland Air National Guard, and her other son is currently in Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. As a mother of two sons in the military and a member of the MMD agency, Pressley acknowledges the hard work it took for her and other women to reach their goals.

“Women’s History Month observance tells me that we as women have come a long way, however, we still have a way to go,” said Pressley. “As women we should continue to empower, encourage, uplift, motivate, support and strengthen the bond with one another. We have a voice.”

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