Derek Young


Derek Young, a corporate culture consultant and motivational speaker, has exceptional experience in leadership, strategy, diversity, equity and inclusion, and performance management.  He is currently the President and CEO of YMG Enterprises, LLC, a Nashville-based consultancy. Representative clients have included AARP, AT&T, Bass Pro, Bridgestone, Caleres, Cal State Fullerton, Duluth Trading, Eli Lilly, Girl Scouts, Habitat for Humanity, HCA, Nissan, Tractor Supply, the State of Tennessee, and the US Department of Agriculture. He started Community Initiatives and Continuous Process Improvement for Dollar General and he started Diversity and Community Outreach for Cracker Barrel. He began his career as an internal auditor and economic research analyst for the Federal Reserve System.

Mr. Young is a graduate of Rockhurst College in Kansas City, MO, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Communication. As a long-time community advocate, he has been Statewide and Nashville Board Chairman and Volunteer of the Year for March of Dimes, Board Member, Community Engagement Chairman, and Community Leader of the Year for the Nashville Symphony, and Board Member and Diversity Chairman for the Nashville Chamber of Commerce.