Sally Yearwood is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and represents the Government of Barbados and the Caribbean Constituency as a counselor on the board of the Inter-American Development Bank. Yearwood has worked with governments and the private sectors in Central America and the Caribbean countries for over twenty-five years. From 2011 to 2018, she served as the executive director of Caribbean Central American Action (CCAA) after working as deputy executive director and director for special programs. She spent thirteen years in Haiti where she worked as the trade and investment advisor for the US Agency for International Development, managed projects for the Caribbean Export Development Agency, and served as the country representative for the US Department of Commerce. Over the years, her areas of focus have included energy security, maritime transportation, disaster management, trade policy, and financial services, among many others.
In March 2016, Yearwood received an International Woman of the Year Award from the World Trade Center Miami and the Spirit of Barbados Award in 2017. Previously, she has sat on the board of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, the Caribbean Tourism Organization, and the Advisory Board of the Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum. She has also served as a member of the Bretton Woods Committee. She has a BA in international relations from Schiller International University in London and an MA in international development from American University in Washington, DC.