Vice President of Environmental Affairs, Airlines for America
Nancy N. Young is the Vice President of Environmental Affairs at Airlines for America® (A4A). An environmental attorney, Ms. Young directs A4A’s environmental sustainability programs. She serves on the steering group and as sustainability co-lead of the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative® (CAAFI), which is working to hasten the deployment of commercially viable, environmentally preferred alternative jet fuels, and the Advisory Committee of the Center of Excellence for Alternative Jet Fuels and Environment (also known as the “Aviation Sustainability Center” or “ASCENT”). In addition, she participates in the working groups under the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection and serves on the Board of the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG).
From 2015 through 2016, Ms. Young served on the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Group for Sustainable Transport. Prior to her current engagement with A4A, Young was a principal/partner at the law firm of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., where she was co-chair of the firm’s climate change and waste management and recycling practices. Ms. Young holds a BA from The College of William & Mary and a JD cum laude from Harvard Law School.