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Ken Young (Norfolk)

Ken is President of the International League Norfolk Tides, Eastern League Bowie Baysox and Carolina League Frederick Keys.

In 2001, Young led a group to purchase the Calgary Cannons Baseball Club and relocated it to Albuquerque, N.M., two years later. The Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes of the Pacific Coast League have averaged 575,000 fans a season since moving from Calgary.

In 2006, his group purchased the Baysox and Keys.

Since 1985, Young has owned a number of food service companies specializing in the arena and stadium business. He currently is President of Ovations Food Services, a company that manages food service contracts at more than 100 venues in the United States and Canada, including over a dozen Minor League Baseball stadiums.

Among Young's accolades include the 1993 Sportsman of the Year in Norfolk, Va.; the 1998 Bud Metheny Award as the person of the year in the Hampton Roads, Va. area; and the 2009 Baseball America Minor League Executive of the Year.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Service and Housing Administration from Penn State University. In 2002, the university gave him the honor of Alumni Fellow.

Ken has served on the Minor League Baseball Board of Trustees as the Triple-A at-large representative since 2004. Prior to that, he was the International League representative from 1998-2003.