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Katy Young

Katy Young, based in the Dallas, Texas area, is a senior associate in Witt/Kieffer’s Education and Sports Leadership practices. Katy is a trusted and influential expert in collegiate and professional executive search who has a vast network of relationships throughout the industry. In her career she has supported over 50 searches for academic leadership, including searches for athletic directors and head coaches, chief academic officers, chief enrollment officers, chief financial officers, and dean and vice presidential roles.  

Prior to joining Witt/Kieffer, Katy was Director of Recruiting for Learfield, a Texas-based provider of marketing services for athletic departments at over 120 major universities, conferences and arenas. In this role, she managed the recruiting process and developed strong working relationships with leadership, university partners and community organizations. Katy has also held the role of Assistant Athletics Director, Marketing for the University of California-Riverside, and served as Vice President for a management consulting firm specializing in executive search in sports and entertainment.

Katy serves on the boards of College Football Assistance Fund and the NCAA Basketball Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year Award/College Basketball Awards. She is the recipient of the University of California-Riverside STAR Award, the “Rising Star” in the Sports Industry Award by Partnership Activation Magazine and the “30 Under 30” in Sports Award by Sports Launch Magazine.

B.S., Business Administration, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK


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Katy Young
Senior Associate
Dallas, TX
Phone: 214-865-7243
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