Nancy N. Young
Director for Media and Public Relations
Nancy Neal Young was named Director of Public Relations April 15, 2009. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Young served as a media consultant for several local non-profit organizations: Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina; YWCA of Winston-Salem, and The Advocacy for the Poor, where she served as interim executive director from July through December 2008.
Ms. Young has more than 40 years of experience in media, corporate and non-profit public relations, and administrative leadership roles. She spent 14 years with Sara Lee Corporation/Branded Apparel (now Hanesbrands) in Winston-Salem where she held management positions in the Corporate Affairs and Community Relations area until she left the company in 1998.
During her years of service at Sara Lee, Ms. Young was responsible for the corporation’s media and community relations programs, as well as public relations strategies, corporate contributions and communications. Additionally, she was involved with Sara Lee’s sponsorship of The Crosby Charitable Golf Tournament and served as tournament manager for five years.
After leaving Sara Lee, Ms. Young was named Corporate Vice President for Communications and Community Relations for Russell Corporation in Atlanta and Alexander City, AL. In that position, she was responsible for all public relations strategies and implementation, including media relations and the efforts surrounding corporate restructuring and reorganization.Ms. Young attended Wake Forest University.