Kathy Young first joined Market Street in 2000 and is the former Chief Operating Officer for the firm. Kathy has worked in the community, economic, and workforce development fields since 1998. As a previous Project Manager for Market Street, she led workforce and economic development strategy processes in Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and North Carolina, and supported projects throughout the country.
Kathy holds a master’s degree in city planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a bachelor's degree in political science from Vanderbilt University. Prior to joining Market Street, she worked with The Nature Conservancy of Tennessee and in the organization’s international headquarters as a community outreach coordinator, public relations representative, researcher, and fundraiser. She also worked with Hands on Atlanta as part of a team supporting the organization's School-Based AmeriCorps Program members.
Kathy lives in Smyrna, Georgia with her husband and two daughters. She is a Board member of the Nickajack Elementary Foundation and also serves on the Board of the Smyrna Education Foundation, which supports twelve schools throughout the city. Her interest in supporting educational and workforce training efforts also includes involvement with career education and mentorship for young adults and serving as a Commodore Recruitment Program (CoRPs) Volunteer for Vanderbilt.