National Field Director
Republican National Committee
Chris Young served as the RNC’s National Field Director for the 2016 cycle. As National Field Director, he was the architect of the RNC’s ground operation which deployed more than 7,600 organizers to communities across the country. Under Young’s leadership, the RNC developed its first fellowship program, the Republican Leadership Initiative, which trained more than 5,000 activists in 34 states to serve as community organizers. In 2016, the RNC knocked more than 24 million doors, conducted 26 million volunteer phone calls, and helped to erase voter registration deficits across the country.
Prior to his role as National Field Director, Young was the RNC’s State Director in Louisiana, leading a team in the defeat of three-term U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu. Young served six years with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. Young is originally from Monroe, Louisiana and attended LSU. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife.