Thomas Young

Thomas Young, President & CEO, World Trade Center Philadelphia

Thomas Young is President and CEO of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP), a nonprofit designed to help the region's businesses develop and manage international business activity.

Young, the World Trade Center’s first Black leader, has spent the past three years working as a senior associate at Philadelphia lobbying and strategic communications firm Bellevue Strategies. In this role, he assisted clients with over $27 million in state funding for capital projects in the Greater Philadelphia area, served as the liaison to the Chairperson of the Delaware River Port Authority, identified procurement opportunities for a portfolio of minority businesses in the infrastructure and professional services industries, and planned, developed, and implemented government relations strategies and legislative agendas for clients at the local and state levels.

Young’s early professional career began in sports when he played professional basketball in Hamburg, Germany. After returning to the states in 2012, he returned to his alma mater, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as an Assistant Coach. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and earned All-American honors, player of the year honors, and led the team to the Division II National Championship game.
He lives in the Philadelphia region with his wife Melissa and son T.J.