Spring on the York College campus

Edward Yates MBA '80

Retired Chief Financial Officer
Dentsply International, now known as Dentsply Sirona
“My MBA studies [at York College] helped broaden my business perspective beyond accounting and finance.”

Current City: Wrightsville, PA

YCP Degree: Master of Business Administration

Spartan Snapshots

  • Received the Elijah Watt Sells Award from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • In retirement, received the Weatherby Award, the highest worldwide honor in hunting and conservation
  • Former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dentsply International and former Trustee of Dentsply International Foundation
  • Contributed to Dentsply's profitability which, in turn, was reflected in the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) accounts, which resulted in secure financial futures for Dentsply employees
  • Trustee of York College for 18 years and served four years on Collegiate Council before joining the Board
  • Attends multiple campus and alumni events each year and a member of the Small Legacy Society

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