Shirley Young is president of Shirley Young Associates, LLC, a business advisory company. Previously, Ms. Young served as corporate vice president of General Motors, involved in development of GM's $1.5 billion joint venture in Shanghai and then as senior advisor to General Motors Asia Pacific. Her most recent assignment as Vice President for China Strategic Development and Asia Pacific Counselor included operational responsibility for marketing, distribution and sales in China. Prior to that, she spent over 20 years at Grey Advertising working in a wide range of industries with many of the world's leading marketers.
Ms. Young is currently a director of Teletech Holding, Inc. and has served as a director of the Bank of America, Bell Atlantic/Verizon, Dayton-Hudson, Holiday Inn/Promus/Harrah's, the Bombay Company and as vice chairman of the nominating committee of the New York Stock Exchange. She also currently serves on the worldwide board of directors of The Nature Conservancy and its Asia Pacific Council and as Governor of the Committee of 100 and Chair of its Cultural Institute.