April L. Young is Senior Vice President and Manager, Mid-Atlantic Region,
Emerging Growth Division, Imperial Bank. In that role, she is responsible
for developing and managing the Bank's portfolio of early stage technology
company clients in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and the
District of Columbia. The Emerging Growth Division provides unique credit
and banking services to professionally backed and managed technology
companies throughout the United States.
Prior to joining the bank, Dr. Young was Founding Executive Director of the
Potomac KnowledgeWay Project. Among her achievements at the KnowledgeWay
are the completion of a successful $5 million development campaign,
marketing the Project's vision and mission to the region's business
community, and the implementation of the Project's four core programs.
Previously, Dr. Young served as Senior Fellow for Regional Economic
Development at George Mason University's Institute for Public Policy and
served as the first director of the Northern Virginia Roundtable. Prior to
her association with GMU, Dr. Young was the Director of the Virginia
Department of Economic Development, where she lead the Commonwealth's
domestic and international marketing program from offices in Richmond,
Brussels and Tokyo. Earlier in her career, she served as Senior Vice
President of NVR Development, Inc., as the Executive Director of the
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority and Director of Economic
Development for the City of St. Louis, Mo.
Dr. Young holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Urban and Regional
Planning from George Washington University as well as a Ph.D. in Public
Policy Analysis from Saint Louis University.
She is active in many community and professional organizations including
the Council on Urban Economic Development, the Northern Virginia
Technology Council, and the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association.