Senior Director, Corporate Communications and External Affairs
The Home Depot
Yanique Woodall is Senior Director, Corporate Communications and External Affairs at The Home Depot (NYSE:HD). In this role, she leads brand communications, which plays a key role in the Home Depot’s messaging strategy to support social impact programs, marketing, merchandising, product innovation and technology goals. Leading an internal team of professionals, as well as agency partners, she contributes to The Home Depot’s growth and innovation efforts by leading the storytelling and digital media strategies. In addition, Yanique is responsible for the proactive earned media strategy for The Home Depot Foundation, defining the company’s thought-leadership program regarding sustainability and managing The Home Depot’s branded merchandise $25M retail business, which drives the company’s associate engagement efforts targeting over 400K associates.
Prior to joining The Home Depot in 2017, Yanique was the Chief Communications Officer and Vice President, Public Relations at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM (NASDAQ: FLWS). In this role, she led the organization’s corporate communications division and external agencies in strategic integration of consumer, business, and trade communications programs to support 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and its subsidiaries. In addition, she was responsible for the company’s internal communications, global reputation management strategy and thought leadership. Yanique served as the senior communications advisor on the Executive Leadership Team.
Yanique joined 1-800-FLOWERS.COM as director of public relations, consumer floral brand in 2006. In this position, she directed the external communication efforts to support business gift services, franchise relations, marketing, and new business initiatives. Previously, she worked for Avon Products, Inc., and was responsible for the marketing and communications for the company’s flagship and first retail venture in New York City as well as Avon’s partnerships with Sears and J.C. Penney. Yanique was also senior manager, corporate communications group at Fujifilm, USA, Inc.
Since 2009, Yanique has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor in George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management. In addition, since 2003, Yanique has held an Adjunct Faculty position in Hofstra University’s School of Communications. She has earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Hofstra University, a master’s degree in corporate and public communications from Seton Hall University and she holds a MBA from The Michael J. Coles School of Business at Kennesaw State University.