Emma Yvonne Batts

Yvonne Batts

Batts Communications, LP
Abilene, Texas

Board Member: 2023 to present

Civic and Volunteer Activities:
Abilene Community Foundation-Board Member 2016 to 2022, Board Chair 2020, 2021
Abilene Grace Museum-Board Member, 2018 t0 2023, Board Vice Chair 2023 to 2024, Chair 2024 to 2026
Central Appraisal District of Taylor County-Board Member 2011 to present, Board Chair 2015 to present
Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation DBA Trellis Company-2005 to present, Board Chair 2016 to 2018, Chair Nominating and Governance Committee and Chair Compensation and Benefits Committee
Abilene Chamber of Commerce-Board Member 2008 to 2018, Board Chair 2017
Abilene Industrial Foundation-Board Member, 1998 to current, Board Chair 2014 to 2016
Abilene Independent School District Board of Trustees-1998 to 2002, Board Secretary
Day Nursery of Abilene-Board Member 1996 to 1998

Yvonne Batts lives in Abilene, Texas, and is General Manager of Batts Communications LP.
She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri in 1987. Batts began her degree at McMurry College in Abilene, Texas, after graduating from Abilene Cooper High School. She joined Southwestern Bell Telephone Company full time in 1966 and began attending McMurry College part time. Batts was transferred to SWBT General Headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1980. She continued her degree in two years at Washington University. After being transferred to central Missouri, she completed her degree at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri.

Batts and her husband moved to Abilene, Texas, in the mid 80’s. She became Vice President of Operations and Trust Officer with NCNB, later known as Bank of America.

Ron Batts established Batts Communications in 1989. She joined the family company in 1991. They will celebrate their 34-year company anniversary July 1, 2023. They have an owner finance agreement with a young partner, Jacob Bunton, a graduate from Jim Ned High School in 2006 and McMurry student and football player 2006 to 2010. His wife, Jera Bunton, attended McMurry College 2004 to 2009 graduating with major in Education and History and a minor in English.

Batts and her husband, Ron, Married in 1982. Ron had two sons and a daughter. The family now consists of three children and spouses, 5 grandchildren and one spouse, and one great granddaughter. This family is a blessing!