Ken Young has been in the recreation and facility industry for over four decades since graduating from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Food Service and Housing Administration. Since 1985, Young has owned a number of food service companies specializing in arena and stadium business.
Young is also President of three baseball teams affiliated with the Baltimore Orioles; the Triple-A International League's Norfolk Tides, the Double-A Bowie Baysox of the Eastern League, and the Single-A Frederick Keys, an entrant in the Carolina League. He purchased the Tides in 1993 and helped supervise the building of Harbor Park, a 12,000-seat baseball stadium that Baseball America proclaimed the top Minor League Baseball stadium in the country. In the fall of 2006, he purchased Bowie and Frederick from Comcast-Spectacor while also switching Norfolk's affiliation from the New York Mets to the Orioles, giving him the top three clubs in Baltimore's Minor League organization. Young is also President of the Biloxi Shuckers who began play in the Southern League in 2015. Young oversaw the Milwaukee Brewers' Double-A Affiliate's move from Huntsville following the 2014 campaign.
In 2001, Young led an ownership group to purchase the Calgary Cannons Baseball Club and in 2002, he moved the club to Albuquerque where the franchise has set new standards of success since its inception in 2003. The Isotopes have finished in the top five in Pacific Coast League attendance in each year of their existence, setting a record with 593,606 fans in 2009, and hosted the immensely successful Triple-A All-Star Game in 2007.
Young, who is a native of Philadelphia, now resides in Tampa and has been very active in community affairs. He has been Chairman of the licensing committee for the Outback Bowl since its beginning in 1986. He has also been on the Board of Trustees of Minor League Baseball since 1996. In 2002, Penn State University gave him the honor of Alumni Fellow.