Jackson, Mississippi-based Cal-Maine Foods has appointed Camille Young to the company’s board of directors as an independent director, effective March 11. She will join the audit, compensation, nominating and long-term incentive plan committees.
Young brings more than two decades of experience in the practice of state and federal government affairs and expertise in diversity and inclusion practices to Cal-Maine Foods. She currently serves as principal and director of Cornerstone Government Affairs, a full-service, bipartisan consulting firm specializing in federal and state government relations, public affairs and strategic communications and advisory services. In this position, Young developed deep relationships with government officials, business leaders and community influencers across the state of Mississippi. At Cornerstone, she also served as the co-chair of the firm’s diversity and inclusion working group.
Young is an active member of the Jackson community and currently serves on the inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Madison County Business League and Foundation.
Her numerous professional and civic awards include being named as one of Mississippi Business Journal’s Top 50 Business Women, Top 40 Under 40, Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scout Council of Middle Mississippi and Alumnus of the Year by the Central Mississippi Chapter of the Mississippi State University Alumni Association. She also is a member of the Mississippi Power Co. Board of Directors, the BankFirst Board of Directors and the inaugural class of Top 50 Most Influential People in Mississippi.
“We are delighted to welcome Camille Young to our Board of Directors as our fourth independent director and seventh member,” said Dolph Baker, chairman and CEO of Cal-Maine Foods. “Her long tenure as a consultant with Cornerstone and expertise in diversity and inclusion activities will complement the work and experience of our other members. Additionally, we will benefit from her strong relationships with Mississippi government and community leaders. Her impressive history of public service and community leadership aligns well with our corporate culture. We are confident she will make an immediate contribution to the work of the Cal-Maine Foods’ board of directors, and we look forward to working together as we continue to execute our growth strategy.”
Cal-Maine Foods is primarily engaged in the production, grading, packing and sale of fresh shell eggs, including conventional, cage-free, organic and nutritionally enhanced eggs. The company is the largest producer and distributor of fresh shell eggs in the U.S. and sells the majority of its product in states across the southwestern, southeastern, mid-western and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.