President and CEO of Aegis Bleu, LLC, in Lansing, a homeland security technology and consulting firm specializing in critical infrastructure protection and assessment. Aegis Bleu works with organizations and communities, including the city of Lansing and Lansing Community College. Young began his career with a contract security company and spent many years in the health care, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing industries. He then was named the regional bioterrorism coordinator for the District 1 Regional Medical Response Coalition. The coalition works directly under a federal co-operative agreement with the Michigan Department of Community Health Office of Public Health Preparedness to improve hospital and pre-hospital preparedness for a mass casualty incident, whether natural or man-made. Young started Aegis Bleu in 2005 while doing security assessment for Michigan State University and the city of East Lansing. The methods used in the security industry to assess critical infrastructure were convoluted and inaccurate, so Young created the Vulnerability Assessment Security Survey Tool (VASST). VASST lets multiple people survey a facility and document identified vulnerabilities using a laptop and PDA. The tool has assisted both corporations and governmental agencies in identifying weaknesses in critical infrastructures. Young received bachelor's and master's degrees in criminal justice with a specialization in security management from Michigan State University.

WHERE BORN: "Pontiac."

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS: "Byron Callies was one of my former bosses and a really good friend and colleague, a Navy Seal. He drove me to find out what my true potential and limits are, opening my mind and allowing me to succeed as an individual."

LAST BOOK READ: "The Exceptional Presenter by Timothy Koegel."

WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME: "To be successful, you need to be efficient and effective."

WHERE MY FIELD/INDUSTRY IS HEADED: "On a security level, we hope to make people more aware of preparedness needs on a business continuity level, the global impact-based scenario, and how their corporations will affect economic and mental stability and the public."


FAVORITE PLACE: "I've been to quite a few places but I'd say that I definitely want to travel more to see what my favorite is. Any place can be a favorite if I have my friends with me."

FAVORITE HOBBIES: "Outdoor activities golf, mountain biking, the beach, and traveling. I try to stay active and hang out with my friends and family."

FAVORITE FOOD: "Chicken marsala."

MY HIDDEN TALENT: "I'm really good with animals."

HOW I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED: "As a humanitarian. I believe as people become more successful and financially stable, part of our duty is to give back to those who helped give us our great fortune."