Camille's BioCamille Young brings more than two decades of background in the practice of state and federal government affairs to Cornerstone's Jackson, Mississippi office. Camille has deep relationships with elected officials, business leaders and community influencers across the state of Mississippi. With a wealth of issue expertise and robust local, state and national relationships, Camille helps clients navigate policies, create and drive effective advocacy campaigns, utilize business and development opportunities and craft successful public affairs efforts.
Prior to joining Cornerstone, Camille spent 10 years as a government affairs representative with one of the state’s leading law firms, Watkins Ludlam Winter & Stennis, P.A. Before that, Camille spent five years at the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation in several positions, including communications specialist, director of media relations and government relations specialist. In this role, she spent time on Capitol Hill establishing relationships and providing support for the agricultural community. She also held a position with the United States Department of Agriculture as an outreach and public affairs specialist.
Camille has also developed a skillset in diversity and inclusion practices. From counteracting unconscious bias to fostering an inclusive workplace and environment, Camille is equipped to help organizations navigate these important and evolving practices. She holds a Diversity and Inclusion certificate from Cornell University and has been very involved in both workplace and community diversity and inclusion activities.
At Cornerstone, Camille serves as the chair of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Working Group. She also is a member of the inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Madison County Business League and Foundation. Camille was honored to serve as President of the Mississippi State University National Alumni Association and, during her tenure, she increased participation of many diverse factions of the alumni base.
In 2008, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour tapped Camille to serve as a museum liaison for the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum project that joined public and private sponsors to launch the venture that will honor Mississippi’s history in the Civil Rights Movement.
Camille is very involved in community activities like the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership Board of Directors, the Junior League of Jackson Sustainers Board of Directors, the Mississippi Power Company Board of Directors, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and the Mississippi 4-H Foundation. She also was honored to serve as President of the Mississippi State University National Alumni Association in 2012-13.
Camille has been honored for her professional accomplishments and service to the community as a member of the Mississippi Business Journal’s Top 50 Business Women (2006) and Top 40 Under 40 (2005). She was named a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scout Council of Middle Mississippi and Alumnus of the Year by the Central Mississippi Chapter of the MSU Alumni Association. She also is a member of the BankFirst Board of Directors and the inaugural class of Top 50 Most Influential People in Mississippi.
Camille grew up in Shannon, MS, and graduated from Mississippi State University (B.A., 1994 and M.S., 1996). She and her husband Keith are the proud parents of three children and enjoy living in rural Madison County. Camille is an active participant in her church, community and the school activities of her children.