A native to Charlotte, North Carolina, Dawn Yates serves as the Events Chair and Hospitality Chair for MERWC. Dawn earned an Associate’s Degree from Central Piedmont Community College in Business with a concentration in Marketing. Dawn is currently semi-retired. Dawn has been married to her husband for thirty years who she has three dogs and a horse. She loves to travel and listen to music especially by a fire on summer nights. Dawn is an avid NFL and NASCAR fan.