Ying McPherson selected to the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 40 Under Forty

posted on 10th November 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Ying McPherson selected to the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 40 Under Forty

Each year, the Atlanta Business Chronicle honors the accomplishments of Atlanta’s 40 young movers and shakers who are scaling the ranks, making a mark in their industries, and leading in their communities.

Ms. McPherson, along with the other 2021 honorees, all under the age of forty, was selected for making significant career achievements and demonstrating social responsibility in the Metro Atlanta area. 

“We are very proud of Ying’s accomplishments. Her contributions can be found in every facet of our business, from our enhanced resource planning to the design thinking that enables us to better serve our customers,” commented Gautam Thakkar, Unifi’s CEO. Karan Ishwar, Group CEO of Argenbright Holdings, added,

“Since joining Unifi’s senior management team, Ying has become a mentor for many of our associates, and she has become an important sounding board for me.

“She is an energetic and energizing leader, constantly seeking new ways to do things better and make a larger positive impact.” 

The 40 Under Forty event, now in its 18th year, was held on November 4th at the Stave Room, housed in American Spirit Works. 

Since joining Unifi in January 2019, Ying has been an increasingly valued leader and team member.

As chief strategy officer, she leads the development and execution of strategic initiatives while heading up resource planning, business analytics, and corporate marketing. 

Ying came to Unifi after eight highly-successful years with WestRock, formerly Rock-Tenn.

She grew up in China and, at the age of 17, made the bold decision to move to America, alone and without family.

Following her graduation from Emory University, Ying joined PwC and became a CPA.

Three years later, she moved into investment banking with SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and Citizens.