Spencer Young Jr. | Forty Under 40 Recipient 2015
Spencer Young Jr.
Spencer Young II, President of Young Automotive Group, has spent nearly two decades in the automotive industry. Through his Young Caring for Our Young program, Young Automotive Group has donated upwards of $100,000 annually to youth-oriented charities. Spencer understands that community involvement and employee culture are the key drivers in a sustainable company, and has worked hard to create the value-centric culture Young Automotive Group is known for.
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“As the president of Young Automotive Group, Spencer Young Jr. is the epitome of hard work and success. Since the entry-level jobs of his early youth, he’s held – and mastered – nearly every position in the company, including multiple roles in management and finance. After nearly two decades in the automotive industry, his successful track record led him to become vice president, then president, of the company in 2014. Young has revised the entire model on which Young Automotive Group operates, subsequently increasing revenue by nearly forty percent; and he’s led the continuous expansion of the company – which includes multi-million dollar land acquisitions and the construction of three new automotive dealerships in northern Utah and southern Idaho.
Not only does Young have a strong work ethic and razor-sharp business sense, but he’s actively involved in the community around him. Through his Young Caring for Our Young program, the Young Automotive Group donates upwards of $100,000 annually to youth-oriented charities. Young has facilitated sponsorships of Weber State University, Utah State University, several local high schools, and countless other youth organizations. Never afraid to get his hands dirty, Young is always the first in line to donate facilities, time, and resources to a charitable cause.
As a leader, Young is charismatic, intuitive, and generous. He understands that employee culture is the key driver in a sustainable company, and he is known for the genuine interest he displays in the personal and professional growth of his employees. His unique leadership style has shaped the employee-centric environment Young Automotive Group is known for. The company has been named one of the “Best Companies to Work For” by Utah Business magazine; one of “Wasatch Front’s Top Workplaces” by the Salt Lake Tribune; and “Business of the Year” by the Davis Chamber of Commerce – all under his direction. Spencer is well-loved by his employees, and the employee retention rate at Young Automotive Group has soared during his time as president.” – Kelly Moss