Dr. Felicia C. Young
Dr. Felicia C. Young is the President and CEO of Felicia Young Innovations, LLC (FYI), a marketing consultant firm based in Orlando, FL. FYI offers a wide range of services, specializing in promoting companies through high-end proposals and presentations to company development. They strive to not only provide the best service available to their clients, but to also deliver high standards of work.
Dr. Young serves as Director of Marketing and Business Development at ACY Contractors, LLC (ACY) a general contractor and construction manager headquartered in Orlando, FL, and owned by her husband, Michael D. Young. Dr. Young has over 15 years of marketing experience, as well as 15 years in the construction industry. She is responsible for handling the marketing, advertising and promotional activities and events at ACY Contractors. Dr. Young manages the long-term marketing strategies as well as continue to brand ACY to become a “Rising Star” among small and diverse businesses throughout the Southeast region of the United States.
Dr. Young is a visiting professor at DeVry University, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate level marketing courses. She is also an assistant professor at Colorado Technical University, where she teaches undergraduate level marketing courses. She is a co-author of the book, titled “The Professional Black Woman,” that focuses on career, relationships, and self-esteem. During Black history month – February 2020, she was featured in the Orlando Business Journal, as a guest writer, where her article discussed, “Why Felicia Young Believes in the Power of a Good Education.”
Dr. Young holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) degree from the University of Phoenix, where she completed her dissertation research study on the topic: Gender and the Environmental Nexus Surrounding Success of Central Florida Women Entrepreneurs. Dr. Young also received her Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Phoenix and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree, where she double majored in Management and Marketing from The Florida State University. Dr. Young is a member of Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business and Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Service Sorority.
Dr. Young is married to the love of her life, Michael, and has three stepsons: Malachi, Gabriel, and Jordan. In February 2019, Dr. Young welcomed a beautiful baby girl named Olivia Simone. In her spare time, Dr. Young loves traveling to different Caribbean Islands, attending Florida State University football games (a die-hard alumni/fan), going to the movies, and shopping on Amazon.
As a founding member of Legado, Dr. Young welcomes the opportunity to serve as Executive Vice President of Investor Relations and Marketing. She will work to advance and lead all marketing efforts that will develop and execute new concepts, business models, channels, and partners to position Legado as an innovator and leader in the real estate investing industry.