Winona State University
Minnesota State University, Mankato
University of Minnesota
After a 33-year career, Mr. Yoost retired in 2005 as a senior partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers. During this period, he held a variety of leadership positions and lived and worked in Tokyo and Beijing for sixteen years. At his retirement, Mr. Yoost was the firm’s managing partner in Orange County and the region leader of its Advisory Services practice. In 2001, he was elected as director for four years to the board of PWC International Limited, the coordinating entity for the global network of firms. Mr. Yoost has been involved in virtually all areas of international trade and investment, and has served a number of industries including financial services, consumer products, technology, distribution, services, and manufacturing.
Mr. Yoost has been named four times as one of the top tax advisors by the International Tax Review. He is currently a trustee of the University of California, Irvine Foundation and the chairman of the Executive Committee of the University of California, Irvine Diabetes Leadership Council. Mr. Yoost served as treasurer, chief financial officer and executive board member of the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games.
Mr. Yoost is also a director of Emulex Corporation and Union Bank, and serves on the advisory board of the American Honda Finance Corporation.
Pacific Life Responsibilities
Mr. Yoost currently serves as a director of Pacific LifeCorp, and serves on the Audit Committee, the Investment, Finance, and Financial Market Risk Committee, and the Corporate Interests Committee.