Young Joins RK Mellon Foundation

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Corey Young
Corey Young

Corey Young, TAPS director of planning and grants, will leave the transportation agency at the end of this month. Young has accepted a position with the R.K. Mellon Foundation in Pittsburgh, PA.

TAPS is recruiting Young’s replacement.

Young joined TAPS in April 2014, and was promoted to director in July.

At the R.K. Mellon Foundation, Young will be program coordinator of the Shale Gas Resource Center. The center conducts research on energy policy and unconventional shale gas development.

Brad Underwood, TAPS chief executive officer and executive director, said Young’s management style and experience will make him a strong leader in his new job. “We never like to lose talented people, but we love to see them soar in new adventures. Corey has contributed much to our organization, and we wish him well on this next assignment.”

Young was a key player in planning and implementing an expanded Red River Route —the first interstate public transit service in the nation.

“My favorite project at TAPS was enhancement of the Red River Route between North Texas and Southeastern Oklahoma,” said Young.

“The route has been very successful, both as a way to move people to and from jobs, school, and activities, but it also has been a huge success in demonstrating the power of partnerships.” Funding to expand the route came from state agencies, public, and private business.

Young earned his master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Clemson University in Clemson, SC. His concentrations at Clemson included transportation planning, economic development, and public policy analysis. He is a native of Maryland.