Ken Young has been President of the Norfolk Admirals since the 2004-05 season. He is the Managing Partner of Tides Baseball, LP, who led a group that purchased the Admirals in summer 2004.
A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Young has been in the recreational food business for over 40 years since graduating from Penn State University in 1972. He has been involved in numerous Major League stadiums, arenas, and international venues – including such exciting events as the Super Bowl, the World Series, and the Olympics. He is the founder and President of Ovations Food Services, LP, a recreation food service business with over 100 accounts in the United States and Canada.
Young has been the President of the Norfolk Tides since 1993, the year the team moved into Harbor Park. Young also is the President of the Bowie Baysox (AA) and Frederick Keys (A) of the Baltimore Orioles organization, and the Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA) of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. He is on the Board of Trustees of Minor League Baseball, and heads up the licensing operations for college football's Outback Bowl in Tampa, Florida. Earlier this year, Young became President of another AA baseball team that is projected to begin play in its new home of Biloxi, Mississippi.
Young resides in Tampa, Florida, for the majority of the fall and winter months and resides in Norfolk during the summer. He has three children.