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The Philadelphia Orchestra Association Elects Hon. Alison Young to Board of Directors

July 31, 2018

(Philadelphia, July 31, 2018)––The Philadelphia Orchestra Association has elected Hon. Alison Young to its Board of Directors. Young, a TV commentator and civic engagement expert, joins a group of experienced business, arts, and community leaders on the Board as they prepare for the 2018-19 season.

“We are so pleased to welcome Alison as we continue to grow the Board of Directors,” said Chairman of The Philadelphia Orchestra Board of Directors Richard Worley. “Alison is a dynamic leader with vanguard ideas to help us engage new audiences. She made a positive impact in her role as co-chair of the Young Friends of the Academy of Music, and I’m confident she will exude that same energy as a motivated and effective Board member.”

Young is a regular on-air commentator for 6abc’s Inside Story (Philadelphia) and Fox Television Station’s Chasing News (New York/New Jersey) as well as managing partner of Red, White and Blue Strategies (RWB). At RWB she founded an executive coaching and leadership training practice group and serves on the firm’s executive team. She previously served as the executive director of the Institute for Strategic Leadership in Drexel’s LeBow College of Business. As a 2017 Eisenhower Fellow, she spent a month in China studying the underrepresentation of women in the governments of G20 countries. Prior to joining LeBow College in August 2013, she served as vice president for external affairs at the National Constitution Center. She also served as a special assistant to President George W. Bush and as acting director of USA Freedom Corps.

Young earned her B.A. from Grove City College and her M.A. from George Washington University. She serves on the Boards of the Pennsylvania Conference for Women and the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation, on the executive leadership team of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women, and as a member of the Forum of Executive Women and the Pennsylvania Society. She is also an ordained elder of Old Pine Presbyterian Church and a regular volunteer with Old Pine Community Center’s Saturday for Seniors program.

An active participant of the Young Friends of the Academy of Music, Young served as co-chair of the Young Friends Committee for the 161st Concert and Ball. She currently lives in Society Hill with her husband, daughter and rescue dog.


The Philadelphia Orchestra Association is a registered not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1902 under the laws of Pennsylvania. A copy of the Association’s official registration and financial information can be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling 800.732.0999 toll free within Pennsylvania. Registration is a routine matter of law and does not imply governmental endorsement.

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