ROGER S. PENSKE
Chairman, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Roger Penske is the founder and chairman of Penske Corporation, a closely-held, diversified, on-highway, transportation services company whose subsidiaries operate in a variety of industry segments, including retail automotive, truck leasing, transportation logistics and professional motorsports. Penske Corporation manages businesses with consolidated revenues of more than $32 billion, operating in over 3,200 locations and employing more than 56,000 people worldwide.
Penske Transportation Solutions includes Penske Truck Leasing, Penske Logistics, Epes Transport Systems and Penske Vehicle Services. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates approximately 330,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 3,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Product lines include: full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions.
Penske Automotive Group, Inc., (NYSE:PAG) is an international transportation services company that operates automotive and commercial truck dealerships principally in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Western Europe, and distributes commercial vehicles, diesel engines, gas engines, power systems and related parts and services principally in Australia and New Zealand. PAG employs over 23,000 people worldwide, is a member of the Fortune 500, Russell 1000 and Russell 3000 indexes, and is ranked among the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune Magazine.
Penske Performance, Inc. operations include teams currently competing in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series under the “Team Penske” banner. Team Penske is one of the most successful teams in the history of professional sports. Competing in a variety of disciplines, cars owned and prepared by Team Penske have produced more than 580 major race wins, over 650 pole positions and 40 championships. In its 55-year history, the team has also earned 18 Indianapolis 500 victories, two Daytona 500 Championships, a Formula 1 win, overall victories in the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring, along with a win in Australia’s legendary Bathurst 1000 race.
Penske Entertainment Corp., a subsidiary of Penske Corporation, owns the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and IMS Productions. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has hosted the world’s largest single-day sporting event – the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race – for more than 100 years. The venue has also hosted NASCAR, Formula One and other racing series events throughout its storied history. The NTT INDYCAR SERIES continues to be the premier open-wheel racing series in North America and is one of the most competitive championships in the world. IMS Productions is a leading video services and production company.
MARK D. MILES
President and Chief Executive Officer, Penske Entertainment Corp.
Mark D. Miles is President and Chief Executive Officer of Penske Entertainment Corp., comprised of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), INDYCAR and IMS Productions (IMSP). Penske Entertainment Corp. is a subsidiary of Penske Corporation, a global transportation, automotive and motorsports leader employing more than 64,000 people worldwide.
From January 2013 to January 2020, Miles was president and chief executive officer of Hulman & Company, the previous parent organization of IMS, INDYCAR and IMS Productions. During this time, Miles and his leadership team presided over the sold-out 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race and several years of attendance and viewership growth for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.
Prior to entering the world of motorsports, from January 2006 through December 2012, Miles was president and chief executive officer of Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, Inc. (“CICP”), a non-profit, regional alliance of corporate CEOs and university presidents focused on long-term growth and economic development throughout the Central Indiana region, including strategic priorities as wide-ranging as human capital (education), entrepreneurship and innovation, government reform, and mass transit.
In 2008, Miles led a successful effort to earn Indianapolis the right to host Super Bowl XLVI. He was chairman of the board of the 2012 Super Bowl Host Committee, with 18 staff members and thousands of volunteers, and which served as an extension of the National Football League in the local community to centralize planning and execution of the 2012 Super Bowl event.
From August 1990 through 2005, Miles was chief executive officer of the Association of Tennis Professionals (“ATP”) Tour. While there, Miles built the ATP Tour into a world-class, professional sanctioning body for global tennis, stabilized a tour that was struggling to compete with other sports and entertainment entities, posted impressive revenue gains, launched innovative marketing initiatives, and expanded its global presence through successful events in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.
In 1984, Miles was chosen to organize and produce the Pan American Games, scheduled to be held in Indianapolis in 1987. As president of the organizing body, he led the $100 million event with 38,000 volunteers and staged the most successful Pan Am Games in history.
From 1974-80, Miles worked on and managed numerous political campaigns. He was on the staff of the 1974 campaign for U.S. Senate of Indianapolis Mayor Richard Lugar, served as campaign manager in 1979 for the successful re-election of Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut and in 1980 managed the successful campaign of Congressman Dan Quayle to the U.S. Senate.
Miles also has served as president and volunteer Tournament Director of the ATP Indianapolis tournament and as executive director of corporate relations for Eli Lilly and Company, an international pharmaceutical, medical instrument and agricultural chemical company headquartered in Indianapolis.
Miles serves on the board of LDI, Ltd., a century-old family office, funding and operating customer-focused, middle-market company. Miles serves on numerous civic and non-profit boards and committees.
Miles earned his bachelor’s degree from Wabash College and is a member of the Wabash College Athletic Hall of Fame. He and his wife, Helen, have four children and five grandchildren and reside in Indianapolis.
J. DOUGLAS BOLES
President, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
J. Douglas Boles was named president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in June 2013. He is responsible for the daily operations of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and all world-class racing events at the facility, including the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. He also is responsible for exploring and expanding business opportunities for the Speedway.
Boles served as chief operating officer of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from January-June 2013, along with his role as vice president of communications for Hulman & Company, which he assumed in November 2011. Boles joined the company in November 2010 as IMS director of public relations after more than 15 years of executive-level motorsports experience in team operations, marketing, sponsorship and public relations.
During his time as president, Boles has overseen the investment of over $100 million in the highly publicized Project 100 renovation of the facility, the largest sporting venue in the world, and the implementation of the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 in 2016. He and his team also secured and executed the first-ever standalone music event at IMS when it played host to The Rolling Stones on July 4, 2015.
A Butler University graduate who also earned a law degree from the Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis, Boles served as executive vice president of the marketing and advertising agency ignition, Inc., from 2006-08. He then became partner in the marketing agency i3Worldwide while conducting his private law practice, primarily representing drivers, race teams and sponsors.
Indiana native Boles was a founding partner of Panther Racing, at the time one of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES’ most successful teams, and served as a co-owner and team chief operating officer from 1997 until early 2006.
Boles also served as director of governmental and corporate affairs for Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith from 1992-97, where he also spearheaded the nation’s first government-led effort to attract motorsports companies and jobs to a community.
Boles serves on the boards of the 500 Festival, IEEI/GSF Center Advisory Board, Indianapolis Public Safety Foundation, INDYCAR Ministry, Motorsports Hall of Fame of America and United States Auto Club. He has previously taught courses at his alma mater, Butler University, and was selected as a member of the first group of “50 Under 50” highlighting Butler graduates.
Boles and his wife, Beth, live in Zionsville, Indiana. They have four children.
Sr. Vice President, Penske Entertainment
Allison Melangton was named senior vice president of Penske Entertainment in October 2020. She is responsible for the oversight of several business areas within the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and the Penske Entertainment video content team, including marketing, communications, video content, corporate partnerships and human resources.
Melangton joined Penske Entertainment, formerly Hulman Motorsports, in November 2014 as senior vice president of events. Her responsibilities included the overall production of major events at the Racing Capital of the World, as well as special NTT INDYCAR SERIES events such as the preseason kickoff and postseason celebration.
Most notably, Melangton led the planning and execution of the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 in 2016, which was recognized as Sports Business Journal’s Sports Event of the Year and featured the event’s first-ever sold-out crowd since its inception in 1911.
Melangton served on the Executive Leadership team of Indiana Sports Corp. for 20 years, serving the final two years as president from September 2012 until October 2014. She spent four of those years serving as CEO and president of the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee from 2008-12.
Widely regarded as the most engaging and successfully organized Super Bowl in history, Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis featured the Super Bowl Village, which drew more than 1.1 million people to downtown Indianapolis; $154 million of investment in the city’s Near Eastside through the Legacy Project; more than 12,000 volunteers serving in a variety of roles; and community, youth and green initiatives that impacted hundreds of thousands of individuals.
Melangton was honored with a “Sagamore of the Wabash” by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels in 2012, and recognized as a “Living Legend” by the Indiana Historical Society in 2014. Sports Business Journal, the nation’s industry-leading publication, named Melangton a recipient of its “Game Changer” Award in 2012. In 2017 Melangton received recognition for two Lifetime Achievement Awards, the Jefferson Award for Community Impact and College Mentors for Kids.
Melangton also serves on the Board of Directors for OneAmerica Financial Partners, Inc., the 2022 College Football Playoff, the 2024 NBA All-Star Game, the St. Vincent Foundation, the 500 Festival and the Indianapolis Economic Club.
Melangton was nationally recognized with the 2011 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award for working as a liaison between the NFL and the Indianapolis community for the 2012 Super Bowl.
Prior to joining Indiana Sports Corp., Melangton worked nine Olympic Games, including the last six as an associate producer for the gymnastics broadcast by NBC Sports, with the most recent being the 2016 summer games in Rio de Janeiro. She has won five Emmy Awards for her work as a member of the NBC Sports broadcast team.
Melangton is a graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Arts in sports administration. Melangton and her husband, Tom, have one son.
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Alex Damron was named vice president of corporate communications of Penske Entertainment in February 2020. He is responsible for communications, planning and media engagement surrounding key corporate activities across Penske Entertainment, including the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IMS Productions.
In addition, Damron manages day-to-day public relations for the Racing Capital of the World, including developing communications plans, overseeing media relations strategies, leading and coordinating publicity announcements and serving as spokesperson for the Speedway.
Damron joined Penske Entertainment, formerly Hulman & Co., as director of communications for IMS in 2015 and was promoted to senior director of communications in 2018 with the addition of corporate communications duties.
Most notably, Damron led the successful promotion of the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 in 2016, which ranged from grassroots buildup for the event throughout the state of Indiana to global publicity and effective operations communications. The event featured the first-ever sold-out crowd of 350,000 spectators and was recognized as Sports Business Journal’s Sports Event of the Year.
Damron has also managed and cultivated the celebrity and influencer program at IMS in the form of national anthem singers, Pace Car drivers, honorary race starters and more, helping to raise the international profile of the largest single-day sporting event in the world.
Prior to joining Penske Entertainment, Damron served as deputy press secretary for the Indiana Department of Education from 2010-11. He was promoted to be the department’s press secretary in 2011 and served in that role through 2012. He then joined the office of U.S. Representative Susan W. Brooks as press secretary from 2013-14 before being promoted to director of communications in July 2014.
Damron is a graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism and political science.