Sherrie Y. Young

Sherrie Y. Young is the Co-Founder of YB Literary Foundation. She also served as the Director of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships at the National Book Foundation, the non-profit organization that presents the nation’s preeminent literary prize, the National Book Awards. While at the Foundation, she has been responsible for organizing the annual Awards event that hosts over 800 attendees. In addition, she arranged with the producers of Jeopardy! to include a National Book Awards category. She has developed and expanded many of the Foundation’s benchmark educational outreach programs, including the annual Teen Press Conference. She holds a MBA from New York’s St. Joseph’s College.

She has expanded her interest in exposing young people to literature by partnering with the  Experimental Aircraft Association Young Eagles program, where she creates events that  combine aviation and literature.