Wellington’s Jody Young Joins Florida CHAIN

Florida CHAIN recently announced that Jody Young of Wellington has been named the organization’s new communications and external affairs director.

Young is a Palm Beach County-based marketing consultant. His most recent position was with the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches, where he focused on fundraising and government relations.

“I look forward to Jody’s advancement of CHAIN’s important mission through strong messaging and communication to Floridians and decision makers that represent their interests,” Florida CHAIN CEO Mark Pafford said.

Young has nearly 30 years of experience as project and/or communications manager for numerous clients in the live events and professional entertainment fields. Young has also been lead consultant on numerous election campaigns in Palm Beach County. He has extensive professional experience working with nonprofits.

In recent years, Florida has been on the front lines of the national debate over healthcare reform. Florida CHAIN has played a critical role in helping to sign up more than a million Floridians on the HealthCare.gov Marketplace and advocating for nearly a million more still caught in the coverage gap.

“It is an honor to join the leading advocacy group for access to healthcare in Florida,” Young said. “As Florida CHAIN continues its important work, I look forward to the opportunity and the challenge of keeping the media, the general public, our partners and stakeholders across the state and country in the loop as we improve access to quality, affordable healthcare for all Floridians.”

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