Monday, January 20, 2014

I'm Doing Me Today...

A friend today wished me a Happy Birthday and said "I know you are doing you today!" So Beverly Harper, you had me thinking, and yes this blog will be dedicated to ME!!

Wayne Xavier Young is the middle child of William Theodore Young and Hester Mae Livingston-Young. He was born on January 20th, 1968 at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. He was raised in Wyandanch, New York out on Long Island. There, Wayne became an artist and learned to play the trombone, baritone horn and sousaphone. He graduated 3rd in his class at Wyandanch High School in 1986.


Wayne Young was the recipient of a four-year scholarship to study engineering at the University of Rochester from the National Urban League. In 1991, he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester in New York. He also has a Master’s of Science and Technology in Energy Management from the New York Institute of Technology. His thesis was completed in 1997 on Cold Fusion as a Possible Energy Source.

Wayne Xavier Young has over 20 years experience in the energy industry in both the regulated and unregulated arenas. For the past few years, he has held several positions with utilities such as PSEG in New Jersey, Southern Company affiliates in Atlanta and Consolidated Edison in New York.  In 1996, Mr. Young received the Con Edison Environment Excellence Award for developing a company policy for the safe disposal of lamps and ballasts. In 1997, Con Edison bestowed him its Black Achiever in Industry Award.  

Wayne is also involved with charities. He was the President of the Atlanta Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (2004 – 2005). He has served the Atlanta AABE Chapter as its past Vice President, Black Energy Awareness Month & Communications Chairperson and served on the AABE National Conference Planning and Technology Committees. On April 17, 2009 Wayne was awarded the AABE National Clarke E. Watson Chairman’s Cup for his work with the organization. Wayne has also volunteered his services to other charities such as the N.A.A.C.P., Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity and the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta.

So there you have it, part of my life in a blog, and the story continue as I write my 300 page book about my family. But TODAY it's all about ME. So please wish me a happy birthday today. Love you all. 


  1. Happy Birthday Pooter! I'm dying on the baby pictures!!!!!! What you doing with my John Lewis!? It's all about YOU today! foreal!

    1. I volunteered to help Rep. John Lewis with his campaign re-election. He was real cool. I was wondering if he was related. I never did find out though. I did ask Ambassador Young, unfortunately his Youngs were from Louisiana.

  2. Alright Now Wayne Dang Doodle! Making me smile so glad u did! Luv it! Bev

  3. Fellow New Yorker , Happy Birthday! I also lived in Wyandanch for a spell.

  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY WAYNE! Keep up the good work. Can't wait until the book is ready!

  5. I like this. I should had done me also. My birthday was last Friday but I haven't lived that long.

  6. Happy Birthday ... youngin!! Impressive resume' Looking forward to reading that book.

  7. HappY BirthDaY! It's an honor to know you! Best wishes on the book!

  8. Belated Happy Birthday Wayne! You were in Wyandanch while I was in Lake Ronkonkoma.