Ken Young has presided over the Biloxi Shuckers organization since its inception, overseeing their move from Huntsville at the end of the 2014 season and their eventual relocation to MGM Park in 2015.
Young has been in the recreation and facility industry for over four decades since graduating from Penn State University in 1972 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. He is currently President of Spectra by Comcast-Spectacor, a company that contracts and consults about food service and marketing in mass-seating facilities. Young’s company manages food service contracts at more than 80 venues in the United States and Canada. In addition to the Shuckers organization, Young presides over the Norfolk Tides (Orioles Triple-A), Albuquerque Isotopes (Rockies Triple-A), Bowie Baysox (Orioles Double-A), Frederick Keys (Orioles Class-A Advanced) and the Norfolk Admirals, AHL affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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.