Yiaway Yeh


Yiaway Yeh leads the global Social Impact Civics Partnerships team for Google, which supports a broad portfolio of civics and economic security products. Previously, he was a public finance banker with Morgan Stanley raising capital for nonprofit and children’s hospitals. Yiaway has a long commitment to public service. He served as Palo Alto Mayor and Councilmember, where he chaired the City Council / School Board Joint Committee and focused on empowering youth voices in municipal government. He created the Nashville Mayor’s Office of Innovation as Co-Chief Innovation Officer of Nashville and Davidson County Metro Government and partnered with the entrepreneurial community as a Board Member of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. He also led the City of Oakland’s internal performance audit team for Oakland’s elected City Auditor. Early in his career, he served as a US Peace Corps NGO Development Volunteer in the village of Djigouera in Burkina Faso. Yiaway holds a Master of Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and received his BA in Political Science from American University.