Washburn University Foundation recently added one new member to its Board of Directors. The board is the governing body responsible for the implementation of the strategic mission of the Foundation to develop and invest private support for the benefit of Washburn University. Directors are elected by the Board of Trustees and serve four-year terms. Mark E. Yardley, B.B.A., serves as executive vice president and chief risk officer of FHLBank Topeka. In his nearly 31-year career with FHLBank Topeka, he has also served as director of internal audit and chief financial officer.
Yardley has been a Washburn University Foundation Board of Trustee since 2014 and currently serves on the Audit Committee. He is a member of the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Yardley earned his bachelor’s in business administration with an accounting emphasis from Washburn University. Graduating summa cum laude, he was honored by the Financial Executives Institute as Washburn’s outstanding accounting graduate. He was selected for honorary membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, a business honor society, by the Washburn University chapter in 2010.
Yardley and his wife, Sheree, live in Berryton, Kansas. They have two grown children and three grandchildren.