Shalanda Young Biography

Shalanda Young is an American political advisor currently holding the office of deputy director and acting director of the Office of Management and Budget. She is a Democrat and also gained working experience in the post of Director for the US House Committee on Appropriations.

Shalanda Young Bio, Age, Height, Parents, Husband, Net Worth

Shalanda Young was born on 29th August 1977 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and grew up in Clinton. Her father is Ronals Smith while her mother is Loyce Smith. During her childhood, Shalanda lived in Clinton with her grandmother, Mary Lee (Thomas) Wilson.

She attended Clinton Elementary and Middle Schools before relocating to Baker with her mother, Loyce Young Smith. Her high school graduation took place at Scotlandville Magnet High. Her educational journey includes a bachelor’s degree from Loyola University and a master’s in health administration from Tulane University.


Shalanda started working in 2001 by joining the National Institutes of Health in DC. She moved on to work for the US House Committee on Appropriations and by 2017 became the Staff Director. Her involvement in managing the 2018-19 federal government shutdown and the Covid-19 response showcased her skills.

Handling $1.3 trillion in annual appropriation bills and disaster aid during COVID-19 was part of her role. After 14 years on the committee, she left for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as Deputy Director. Initially acting as Deputy Director and Acting Director, Shalanda stepped up after Neera Tanden faced challenges with her nomination for the Director’s role.

Given her extensive experience, the US Senate found Shalanda an obvious choice for the Director position at OMB, making her the first black woman to hold this prestigious role. She assumed this role in March 2022 after the Senate confirmed her victory with 61-36 votes in favor. 

Social Media

Shalanda has maintained her LinkedIn profile well up to date and currently has 500+ connections. She is not known to be on Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, or Instagram and is not active on any social media platforms.

Shalanda Young Biography

Real Name Shalanda Delores Young
Birth Date August 29, 1977 
Age (as of 2023) 46 Years
Birth Place Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Nationality American
Profession Political Advisor
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Virgo

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 85 kg  –  in Pounds –  187 lbs
Shoe Size 8 (U.S.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Average


Father Ronald Smith
Mother Loyce Young Smith


College Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her partner? William Durham
Children Charlie

Personal Life

Shalanda married William Durham. However, she didn’t disclose much about her private life as well as her husband’s profession. She likes to lead a private life out of public attention. Currently, the couple is living in Washington DC, and raising a daughter Charlie.

Shalanda Young Net Worth

Shalanda has been working at different government offices and has held important positions for a long through which she earned high incomes and has built herself a generous lifestyle. However, due to lack of sufficient details about her wealth, we couldn’t say for sure how much her worth is at this moment. 


  • Her approval for Nomination to the OMB office as deputy director was also supported by the Republicans.
  • She succeeds Derek Kan as the Deputy Director of OMB and Rob Fairweather as the Director.
  • After she joins as the Director of OMB, she will be succeeded by Nani Coloreti as the Deputy Director.
  • She is the granddaughter of Mary Lee Wilson.

4 thoughts on “Shalanda Young Biography”

  1. Amazing! Here we have a black female with no exacting age, no precise educational credentials and no background in the financial structuring of the US government. Again folks – Amazing! I can’t believe we couldn’t do better while searching for a financially-qualified candidate. Bachelor of Arts? Really?

    • Now Now SD do not be logical and ask make hard true comments. Just let her fly under the radar and pretend like the Swamp and MSM does that she is qualified even though she has no qualification unless you count her initial qualifying entry in to The Swamp…….She was a Presidential Management Fellow at the National Institutes of Health. It’s the DC Swamp way.

  2. @TD @Schmoock Tell us your issue/opinion with specific policies she has instituted. It’s absolutely pointless just criticising in generalities like you have. Your comments are so vague that they are the equivalent of saying you don’t like her hairstyle. Please give us specific policy issues.

  3. I’ve wondered how her BA and MHA applies to her current job. I can’t see the association. What supports her background to qualify for OMB Director?


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