Boles Named As New President Of Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Photo: Marshall Pruett

It was more of moving the furniture that’s already in place than adding new pieces in Tuesday’s announcements out on West 16th Street.

In the most newsworthy move, Mark Miles promoted Doug Boles to president of the , a position held by Jeff Belskus since taking over for Tony George in 2009.

Boles, who joined IMS in 2010 in public relations until being named interim chief operating officer, will be in charge of the Indianapolis 500, NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 and the MOTO GP race in addition to exploring other business opportunities within the IMS boundaries.

“It seems like most of my life has been connected to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. From the time I was 9 years old writing down qualifying times to sneaking into the track to coming to work here in 2010,” said Boles, who was one of the founding partners of Panther Racing in 1997 where he served as COO and spotter. “It’s a real honor.”

Belskus, who also assumed the CEO role of after Randy Bernard’s dismissal last October, will continue as president of Hulman & Company and was made chief financial officer by Miles, the chief executive officer of Hulman & Company.

Robby Greene, the president of IMS Productions since 2011 who became acting COO of IndyCar the past several months, returns to his full-time duties of operating, radio, television and production for the Speedway and IZOD IndyCar series.
Gretchen Snelling, vice president and chief legal counsel for Hulman & Co. will continue in that capacity.

Miles has yet to fill a new position known as president of Hulman Motorsports Properties, in which the individual will be responsible for all commercial aspects of IndyCar and IMS, in addition to licensing and scheduling.

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