A successful and rewarding 31.5-year career with the IBM Corporation as a Sales and Marketing Executive before retiring. My primary responsibilities included:


  • Direct sales
  • People management
  • Strategic planning
  • Project management
  • National and global program responsibility
  • Certified Sales coach and mentor
  • Certified Client Executive: Relationship Management - Harvard University
  • Leadership and management, and development


I graduated from West Virginia State University (WVSU) with an undergraduate degree in Business Education. I hold a master’s degree from Marshall University in Educational Administration. Prior to joining IBM, I was a high school business teacher. I serve on the Executive Board of the WVSU National Alumni Association and have served as the WVSU Southern Region Director for the past 8 years.


I am currently responsible for executive leadership and management development for Kyndryl Corp (an IBM spin-off company). I leverage my background as a teacher, mentor, and coach, coupled with my extensive IBM sales and marketing experience, to develop highly motivated and successful sales and marketing leaders.


I am a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Life Member of WVSU’s National Alumni Association; Southern Region Director of the National Alumni Association; Vice Chair of WVSU Board of Visitors; Past Chair of Family Support Committee, NW Metro Habitat for Humanity; Member of the Family Selection Committee, NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity; National HBCU Alumni Alliance Executive Board member; Board Member of the Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance; Lay Director, Atlanta Catholic Cursillo, Coordinator; St, Paul of the Cross Saturday Hospitality Ministry; Board Member of Austin Lake Home Owner’s Association; My hobbies include golf, swimming, and gardening.

YLonne Polly Fullen Swails, '72