Robin Young-Ellis, CSSC
As President and CEO of RobinYoung & Company, Robin Young-Ellis practices settlement planning, a comprehensive service dedicated to the plaintiff and plaintiff's family, personal injury attorney and their legal team offering injury victims a unique brand of financial assistance at a critical juncture on their road to recovery.
Robin is among the first 100 industry professionals in the nation to earn the prestigious Certified Structured Settlement Consultant (CSSC) designation from the National Structured Settlement Trade Association in partnership with the University of Notre Dame. Robin returns this fall, as one of only 26 out of 950 industry professionals nationwide to be accepted and approved in the inaugural Masters Structured Settlement Consulting certificate program. Among her professional awards and recognition, Robin was voted in Texas Lawyer for Texas’ Best Of Structured Settlement Firms for the past several years including 2014, and Texas Lawyer Texas Hall of Fame award recipient in 2014.
In 2008, Robin founded Salute to Our Troops Houston, an event dedicated to honoring the brave men and women of the Armed Forces. In 2011, she passed the highly successful program to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ to establish the first Armed Forces Appreciation Committee. As chairman, she led the committee through March 2014, serving 4100 service members, wounded warriors and their families on Armed Forces Appreciation Day. The program is recognized as one of the largest single-day joint-service appreciation events in the world honoring the armed forces. In February 2013, Robin was dubbed Honorary Colonel of the United States Army by Major General Jimmie Jay Wells, Commanding General of the 75th Training Command.
Robin’s humanitarian work reaches as far as East Africa. In the summer of 2010, she adopted the Village of Bukirayi, population of 14,000 and became the co-mother to an abandon orphan baby, Esther Ruth Young-Amunot. Robin and her husband have personally underwritten the building and construction of the village church, small clinic, latrine and water well. Through her network of friends with generous hearts, she has coordinated support for additional water wells, clothing and supplies. Upon her return from Uganda in 2011, she collaborated and partnered with the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture to design and build an elementary school focused on sustainable educational programs.
As a philanthropist and advocate of children and education, Robin and her husband have participated in underwriting over fifty (50) college scholarships to provide Texas children with hope and opportunity through higher education.
Robin serves on the Baylor College of Medicine Advisory Board, the ESCAPE Advisory Committee, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Board of Directors and the U.S. Army Houston Grassroots Advisory Committee.
Robin is a third generation Texan and a daughter and granddaughter of a military family where principles of honor and public service have been a tremendous influence in her life. She is married to Commissioner Joseph R. Ellis, Harris County Housing Authority, retired Major of the U.S. Marine Corps.