Nancy Young

Nancy Young, Vice President of Environmental Affairs, Airlines for America

Nancy Young is the Vice President of Environmental Affairs at Airlines for America® (A4A). An environmental attorney, Ms. Young directs the A4A environmental sustainability programs, represents the A4A airlines in international negotiations regarding aircraft noise and emissions standards, and provides counsel on other environment and sustainability issues of significance. She serves on the Steering Group and as environmental co-lead of the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative® (CAAFI) and on the Advisory Committee of the Aviation Sustainability Center (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).

In 2015, Ms. Young was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to serve on his High-Level Advisory Group for Sustainable Transport. The Advisory Group concluded its work in late 2016 with the launch of its analysis and recommendations report, “Mobilizing Sustainable Transport for Development.”

Previously a principal/partner at the law firm of Beveridge and Diamond, P.C., Ms. Young holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of William & Mary and a Juris Doctor cum laude from Harvard Law School.