I am excited to announce that as of November 1, 2019, Blair Young has taken a new role on the ASSETT team. As the Innovation Catalyst, she will facilitate the work of the four Innovation Incubator project teams and serve as the main point of contact for the initiative. Blair will help the teams explore options for long-term sustainability and ensure that the projects move forward toward their goals.
During the incubator’s inception, Blair served as the Interim Innovation Catalyst. In that role, she helped each project team explore their initial roadmaps, and she planned and ran the successful Innovation Incubator kick-off event held in October. Previously, she served as ASSETT’s Teaching, Learning, and Technology Initiatives Coordinator, supervised by Amanda McAndrew. In that role, she helped coordinate our BuffsCreate service and Faculty Fellows program.
Blair has over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, in roles ranging from working in the field to serving as an executive administrator and development professional. In the start-up space she has been a project manager, communications manager, one-on-one coach, and group facilitator. In those capacities, she worked with a diverse group of socially purposed organizations and led technology projects such as the development of an anonymous health information text messaging line and feasibility research into a statewide nonprofit e-learning platform. Blair has a BA in women and gender studies and an MS in information and communication technology for development from CU Boulder. Currently, Blair is a proud member of the board of directors of the nonprofit Boulder Food Rescue where she is supporting a food rescue and redistribution logistics software development project.
Blair loves the outdoors and spends her free time transforming her suburban backyard into a vegetable garden and chicken farm. She also heads into the great outdoors to camp and recreate with her family as often as possible.
We couldn’t be more pleased to have Blair on board. Based on her past successes in ASSETT, we are excited to see her spur us on to innovation! Welcome, Blair!