Nancy Young Chief Sustainability Officer Alder Fuels
AIAA AVIATION Forum 2022
Nancy N. Young joined Alder Fuels as its Chief Sustainability Officer in 2022. An environmental lawyer, she directs Alder’s environmental and sustainability programs. Ms. Young is a globally recognized aviation and sustainability leader, with over 25 years of experience in climate change, environmental social governance (ESG), and sustainable fuels. Immediately prior to joining Alder in 2022, she was on the executive team at Airlines for America (A4A), serving as Vice President of Environmental Affairs. In addition to directing A4A’s environmental sustainability programs, she served on the steering group and as sustainability co-lead of the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative® (CAAFI) 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 participated in the working groups under the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection and served 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. She also has participated in multiple meetings of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Prior to her 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. A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Ms. Young holds a BA from The College of William & Mary and a JD cum laude from Harvard Law School.