Yvette Simpson grew up in Lincoln Heights, and after graduating from Princeton High School attended Miami University and the University of Cincinnati College of Law. In 2014, she received her MBA through Xavier University’s Executive MBA Program.
Previously, Simpson practiced law at several firms before developing and directing Miami University's first Pre-Law Program. She currently serves as Counsel at Ulmer & Berne LLP.
Simpson has held board positions with many community organizations throughout Cincinnati, including the YWCA and the Urban League. She serves as the city’s liaison on the boards for the Contemporary Art Center and the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative.
She is also a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter and the Cincinnati Chapter of the Links, Inc. In 2005, she was recognized as one of the Business Courier's Forty under 40 and a YWCA Rising Star. In 2014, Simpson was honored as one of the YWCA’s Career Women of Achievement, and in 2015, she was honored as one of LEAD Magazine’s Women of Influence.
Simpson lives in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati.