Shirley Young is a founding member and current Governor of the Committee of 100, and Chair of US-China Cultural Institute. From 1989-2000 she was Corporate Vice President of General Motors and co-leader of its entry into China with the Shanghai-GM joint venture. Earlier she was Executive Vice President of Grey Advertising and President of Grey Strategic Marketing.
Shirley Young has served on many corporate boards including Salesforce.com, Bank of America, Verizon Corporation, Target Corporation. She is currently focused on cultural-educational activities and serves on the boards of the New York Philharmonic, the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, the National Dance Institute, and the Nature Conservancy Asia Board.
She is Senior Advisor and former trustee of Wellesley College and has served on the boards of Interlochen Center for the Arts, the Associates of Harvard Business School and Philips Academy, Andover; and in China as honorary professor of Tsinghua University and Shanghai Tongji University, and honorary trustee of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.