Monday, April 11, 2022  |  3:45pm - 5:00pm 

Derek "DY" Young 


Leaders from the world’s greatest organizations call Derek Young, also known as DY, when they want to create a legendary culture.  As an author, management consultant, keynote speaker, executive coach, corporate leader, and community advocate, he has conducted more than 10,000 engagements.

His clients include, AT&T, Bass Pro-Cabela’s, Bridgestone, Catholic Charities, Core Civic, Eli Lily, FleishmanHillard, Girl Scouts, Habitat for Humanity, HCA Healthcare, March of Dimes, Nissan, Prudential, TRICOR, United Way, the US Department of Agriculture, and YWCA. 

His corporate career includes a series of high-impact, culture-changing roles.  At age 20 he graduated from Rockhurst College in Kansas City, MO, to serve as an Internal Auditor and Economic Research Analyst for the Federal Reserve Bank.  He then served as a Communications Analyst at Sprint Global headquarters.  In 1990 he moved to Nashville, TN, where he helped more than 700 college students enter the corporate world as a Career Development Manager for INROADS.  

He holds a rare distinction as the founding director of four key functions at two of the Fortune 1000 companies headquartered in the Nashville area.  He is the founding director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Continuous Process Improvement for Dollar General Corporation and the founding director of Diversity & Inclusion and Community Affairs for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. 

He is the author of Make My Hindsight Your 20/20, a book that helps people from every generation create greater joy and impact at work. When he is not enjoying time with his wife Allyson and their four children, he can be found enjoying great movies, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, or Premier League Soccer.