Glynn Young is an Award-winning communications professional with extensive experience in executive speechwriting, communications management, employee communications, environmental experience and social media/web communications.
“If you’re looking for helping in sending messages to audiences,” he says, “I’m not the person you should talk with. If you want to talk with people about ideas and issues of common concern, and seek to find consensus, then we should indeed talk.”
He also doesn’t like the word “audience.” “The concept of audience is based on the old, one-way broadcast communication model,” he says. “The word even comes from the Latin word for ‘to hear.’ Movies, television and radio programs have audiences. Organizations have communities, and in communities, you do far more listening than talking.”
Glynn lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife, Janet. He has two adult sons and three grandsons, all of whom he dearly loves.
He’s an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America, the Missouri Prairie Foundation, Trailnet (the St. Louis biking and pedestrian organization), the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation, the Academy of American Poets, the St. Louis Poetry Center, the St. Louis Art Museum, the Missouri History Museum, and the Missouri Botanical Garden. He’s currently serving as Communications Director for 2017 for PRSA St. Louis.