Mediator, National Projects office for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Christy Yoshitomi is a mediator in the National Projects office for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS).
Yoshitomi began her labor relations career as a co-op with the National Labor Relations Board in Region 19 (Seattle). In 2002 she joined the Washington State Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) as a labor relations adjudicator/mediator (LRAM), and in 2010 was promoted to field services manager, where she provided guidance and input on agency development, policies, practices and the strategic plan.
Throughout her career, Yoshitomi has remained active in neutral labor relations organizations in the United States and throughout the world. She was recruited by the United Nations International Labor Organization to provide interest-based training in Geneva, Switzerland and lectures to 13 countries in southern Africa. She has also facilitated several courses at the National Judicial College for judges around the country.
Since 2013 Yoshitomi has actively participated as a committee member for the Association of Labor Relations Agencies. In 2005 she became active with the Northwest Chapter Labor and Employment Labor Relations Association (LERA) where she was a board member for ten years. In 2015 she was recruited by FMCS to serve as a mediator in Maryland and joined the Maryland Chapter LERA where she served as president in 2019.
Since Yoshitomi has joined the FMCS, she has served in her role as commissioner in the Mid-Atlantic District providing mediation services in public, private and federal sector disputes. In 2021 she transitioned to the Office of Strategy and Design, now National Projects Office. In this role she leads national projects and supports field mediators to provide premier dispute resolution services.
Yoshitomi holds a bachelor of arts degree in pre-personnel and industrial relations and a master of arts degree in labor and industrial relations from the University of Cincinnati.