Spencer Young II: Forty Under 40

Congratulations to Spencer Young II, president at Young Automotive Group. He was named one of Utah Business’ 2018 Forty Under 40 honorees.

Spencer Young II, Young Automotive Group - Utah Business 2018 Forty Under 40

Spencer Young II is among the fourth-generation of family leadership at Young Automotive Group. “I always knew I wanted to work in this industry, and I began my career as a lot technician as soon as I was old enough,” he says. He worked his way up through the organization and was named president in 2014. During his tenure, the company has more than doubled in size with the construction of five new dealerships and the acquisition of six new automotive franchises.

“After the recession in 2008 and 2009, the future of some manufacturers was uncertain, so we developed a plan to diversify our portfolio,” Young says. “We aggressively went out and purchased new stores and added franchises we didn’t already have. … Presently, we offer a wider variety of products and services to our customers, and we are better positioned to compete with other dealer groups.”

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: “Giving back to our community—especially our youth—is a cause I’m extremely passionate about,” says Young. Through its Caring for Our Young program, the company provides donations and sponsorships to local colleges and high schools, the Ogden Trails Network, Utah Pride and countless youth organizations.