Roy F. Young II is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Montpelier Foundation, which operates James Madison’s historic home in Virginia.
Roy F. Young II most recently served as a business consultant to Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library in Delaware and currently co-chairs the Historic House and Sites Network at The American Alliance of Museums. Prior to that, he was Vice President for Guest Experience at George Washington’s Mount Vernon developing a dynamic portfolio of experiences ranging from Presidential, diplomatic and cabinet-level visits to robust engagement for school children.
Prior to his time at Mount Vernon, Young held leadership positions at Fallingwater/Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and at the University of Arizona Museum of Art and Visual Archives. From 1990 to 2004, he was Managing Partner and Owner of Young Bickley Geiger International, Inc. a design/build firm specializing in multi-location construction and preservation projects. Earlier, he taught at the college and graduate school levels in Pennsylvania, Arizona and Massachusetts. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, and master’s degrees from the University of Arizona and the University of Missouri.
As a memorial to James Madison and the Enslaved Community, a museum of American history, and a center
for constitutional education, Montpelier engages the public with the
enduring legacy of Madison’s most powerful idea: government by the people.