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About Greg York


Greg Vann York

President, Vann York Auto Group

Greg York is President and CEO of Vann York Auto Group, a High Point-based family-owned automotive company that operates five franchise dealerships, a pre-owned store, a collision center, and a finance company. Previously, Mr. York worked as a bond trader with NCNB Bank in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 1987, Mr. York returned to his family’s business and led the Vann York Toyota dealership. He held several leadership positions in the company before being named President of Vann York Auto Group in 2000. Under his leadership the company has acquired three dealerships, built a collision center, and created an auto finance company.

York also served as Chairman of High Point Bank’s Board of Directors until it was acquired in 2016. He now serves on the Executive Committee of the newly formed Triad Business Bank.

A graduate of Duke University and UNC’s Kenan Flager Executive Institute, Greg was named 2015 Time/Ally Dealer of the Year for North Carolina and one of four national finalists. Mr. York is an active leader in his community and in 2019 he was named Business High Point Distinguished Citizen of the Year.

Current Community involvement

• High Point Downtown Transformation Board
• Duke Divinity School Board of Visitors
• High Point Baseball, Inc. Board of Directors
• Business High Point Executive Committee
• High Point University Board of Visitors Chair,
Westchester Country Day School Endowment Board
• Southeast Toyota Dealer Council
• NC Auto Dealers Association Board of Directors
• Triad Business Bank Board Executive Committee
• YMCA of Greater High Point Board

    Past Leadership Positions

    • Chair, High Point United Way Board
    • Chair, High Point United Way Campaign
    • Finance Chair, High Point Regional Health System
    • Chair, Westchester Country Day School
    • Chair, High Point Boys and Girls Club
    • Chair, String and Splinter Club
    • Chair, Boy Scout Troop 4 Committee

      Awards and Recognition

      • 2019 Distinguished Citizen of the Year
      • 2015 Time/Ally Dealer of the Year
      • Triad’s Top 40 Leaders Under 40
      • Man and Youth Award for Boys and Girls Club
      • Distinguished Alumni Award from Westchester Country Day School
      • NC Family Business Council Award
      • Young Presidents Organization
      • Eagle Scout