Alison Young

2017 Speaker

THE HONORABLE ALISON T. YOUNG currently serves as managing director of leadership and civic engagement at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. In this capacity, Young also serves as executive director of the Institute for Strategic Leadership and is responsible for directing all aspects of the Institute, including strategy, operations and programming to position Drexel as a global leader in the study and practice of collaboration and leadership.  Young also serves as an on-air political analyst for CBS News.  She was recently selected as one of eight U.S. leaders for an Eisenhower Fellowship, where she spent a month in China studying the underrepresentation of women in the governments of G20 countries. Prior to joining the University, Young served as vice president of external affairs at the National Constitution Center.  Previously, she was a senior White House official, serving as special assistant to President George W. Bush and acting director of the White House Office of USA Freedom Corps (USAFC).  Young earned a BA from Grove City College and an MS from the George Washington University.  She is a community leader and active volunteer on the board of the Society Hill Civic Association, co-chair of the Young Friends Committee of the Academy of Music, the board of directors of Let Them Rock Foundation, the board of the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation and the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Conference for Women.


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