Dr. Harvey Young (he/him/his) is a Field Advisor at ALJP Consulting. He is a cultural historian whose research on the performance and experience of race has been widely published in academic journals and profiled in major newspapers and magazines. As a commentator on popular culture, he has appeared on CNN, 20/20, and Good Morning America as well as within the pages of the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe,Vanity Fair and People. He has published nine books, including Embodying Black Experience, winner of “Book of the Year” awards from the National Communication Association and the American Society for Theatre Research. His tenth book, Theatre & Human Flourishing will be published in early 2022 by Oxford University Press. In January 2018, he became Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Boston University, where he is also Professor of English. Between 2002 and 2017, Dr. Young was a member of the faculty of Northwestern University, where he was Professor and Chair of Theatre as well as Professor of African American Studies and Radio/Television/Film. He is Immediate Past President of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and has served on the boards of numerous arts and educational organizations, including Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru), African American Arts Alliance of Chicago and the Yale Club of Chicago. A former Harvard and Stanford faculty fellow, Dr. Young graduated with honors from Yale and holds a Ph.D. from Cornell. In 2021, he was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre.
Adam Thurman (he/him/his) is a Field Advisor at ALJP Consulting. He is currently the Marketing Director at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Adam has previously worked as the director of marketing for Court Theatre, Director of Marketing at La Jolla Music Society and Director of Marketing and Communications at Children's Theatre Company. During his tenure, Adam achieved significant - and often record breaking - sales goals. He is also the founder of Mission Paradox, an organization devoted to connecting art and audience. He has been featured in Time Out New York, the Chicago Tribune, and Chicago Artist Resources. Adam is a former board member of the League of Chicago Theatres and has served on the Illinois Arts Council’s Advisory Panel. He has been recognized as an Emerging Leader by Americans for the Arts and the Theatre Communication Group (TCG). His e-book, Authentic Arts Marketing, is available at Amazon.com. Adam hold a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Eastern Illinois University and a law degree from the University of Illinois.