Centennial Academy

Panya Lei Yarber-King

Panya Lei Yarber-King, currently Director of Field Operations Vendor Management at Cox Communications, received her Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.

She started her career as an Engineer at Motorola in Austin, Texas. She has also worked as a senior supply chain manager for AT&T. In addition to her tenure in telecommunications and wireless, she has experience with entrepreneurial ventures, having authored a business plan that led to the successful launch of a coffee shop and business services center. After selling her coffee shop, she became a Resident through the Broad Residency in Urban Education and spent 10 years supporting public schools in several senior leadership roles. Her most recent educational role was as Executive Director of Information Technology Strategy and Planning at Atlanta Public Schools (APS).