As senior communications officer, Allen Young leads communications for the Water Foundation. For the past 15 years, he has worked as a journalist and political communications specialist in Sacramento. Allen serves the Foundation by guiding communications strategy, media relations, and multimedia production. He also provides communications capacity and guidance to Foundation grantees.
Mostly recently, Allen worked as press secretary to California Attorney General Rob Bonta and his predecessor, AG Xavier Becerra. Before that, Allen served the California Department of Water Resources in the communications department. As a journalist, Allen wrote for local and national publications and produced stories for NPR affiliates in Sacramento and San Francisco.