"We are pleased to add Mark to the executive leadership at Hulman & Company," said Mari Hulman George, IMS chairman of the board. "The combination of his international sports experience and leadership of large-scale events like the 2012 Super Bowl, along with his diverse experience with public and private corporations, make him an exceptionally positive match for our business. His business acumen, his ability to cultivate and develop partnerships and the extensive network in sports and business he will provide will strengthen all of our business units. His service as a member of the Hulman & Company board of directors has prepared him to contribute to the organization from day one."
Miles, a Wabash Graduate, has extensive leadership experience including serving 15 years as CEO of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), Executive Director of Corporate Relations for Eli Lilly & Co., Chair of the 1987 Indianapolis Pan American Games Organizing Committee, member of the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Board of Advisors, and Chair of the 2012 Super Bowl Host Committee in Indianapolis.
"It is an honor to join Hulman & Company, known for its tradition of success," Miles said. "I'm excited about joining the team and contributing my lifetime learning from international professional sports, large-scale major sports events and business environments. I have worked for companies with global profiles and brands, and I'm happy to continue that on behalf of the Hulman-George family and its significant business interests."
According to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway press release:
Miles will lead the overall business direction and management of Hulman & Company, including a key role in the refinement and implementation of the company's long-term strategic plan. Hulman & Company is comprised of Clabber Girl, Georgetown Realty, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, INDYCAR, IMS Productions and various other business entitiesJeff Belskus will retain his position as President of H&C, and IMS as well as current interim CEO of INDYCAR.