PAR Associations Services Manager Harry Young was recognized by City and State PA’s 2022 Pride Power 100 in Philadelphia this week. The keynote speaker at the Pride Power 100 event was state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta.
The first City and State PA’s Pride Power 100 recognizes nonprofit leaders, activists, politicians, judges, media professionals and other movers and shakers who have broken barriers and changed the narrative by fighting for equality, either directly through their work or by simply being out and visible in the workplace.
The list recognizes people in the state who are making strides to create safe spaces and remove the limits for current and future generations. Those in the top five positions include: Mark Segal, founder and publisher of Philadelphia Gay News; activist Mel Heifetz, Michele Kessler, secretary-treasurer of UFCW 1776; Rep. Kenyatta and Reps. Jessica Benham and Brian Sims.
Young was listed at #52, noting his position as the executive director of Keystone Business Alliance, which is central Pennsylvania’s LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce serving eight counties. He was also appointed by Gov. Tom Wolf to serve on the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs.
“I am honored to be named among so many prolific leaders from across the state whose accomplishments make Pennsylvania a more equitable place to live, work and play,” Young said.
At PAR, he is part of the AIM team and is responsible for providing leadership, guidance and management services to clients.
“We are extremely proud of Harry’s accomplishments both within our offices and beyond. This is important recognition of his contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion,” said PAR CEO Mike McGee.
Young is a graduate of Messiah College and holds a bachelor’s degree in politics.