Sr. Experiential Events Manager, Global Events, Dolby
Yvonne Healy is a Sr Experiential Events Manager at Dolby, where she leads bespoke, cross-functional teams to execute unforgettable brand engagements, in-person and online.
The daughter of an Apple engineer and Roche immunohistochemist, Yvonne grew up curious and inquiring. She split her time between Ireland and Cupertino until she moved to New York City to live, work, and study.
While attending NYU, Yvonne’s career started in special events planning and catering management for West Village boutique firm Creative Edge Parties. There she planned highly customized weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, non-profit fundraisers, corporate celebrations, and high-fashion product launches. She then moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area, spending many years in the retail space at Nordstrom, Pottery Barn, and Paper Source, where she executed local events with provable ROI to support corporate initiatives.
Now focused on high-tech experiential events for Dolby, Yvonne brings a unique and varied background to event strategy and management. She continues to be logical, ever questioning, and an out-of-the-box thinker but her hallmark is leading teams via clear, practical workflows while actively dedicating space for each voice to be heard, respected, and valued.
In the last eight months, Yvonne has led Dolby’s pivot-to-virtual event approach. This has included building app and web-browser-based audience destinations, working with technologists to identify content pipelines, and re-building event strategy for a digital-first world with company leadership. She has mad hustle and thrives in the messy and innovative intersection of business and sales goals, Marketing strategy, immersive brand experience, and technology.
Little known fact: Before joining Dolby, Yvonne took a year off to join Americorps. During this year, she had the amazing experience of teaching a class of third graders as part of San Francisco Mission District non-profit Mission Graduates. She naturally helped plan many events for the program but also found great joy in being the Leonard Flynn Elementary S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) specialist.