The NASCAR Foundation Adds Two Members To Board Of Directors
Lesa France Kennedy And Glenn S. Ritchey Appointed
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 20, 2013) – At The NASCAR Foundation Board of Directors’ meeting today, Lesa France Kennedy and Glenn S. Ritchey were elected as the two newest board members.
Kennedy is CEO and Vice Chairperson of the Board of Directors for International Speedway Corporation, as well as a Vice Chairperson for NASCAR. She is actively involved with several civic organizations in the Daytona Beach area, including the Chamber of Commerce, Seaside Music Theater, Leadership Daytona, the Civic League of the Halifax Area and the United Way. She also supports Victory Junction, the American Heart Association, Daytona Beach Museum of Arts and Sciences and Moffitt Cancer Center, where she is on the Board of Advisors.
Kennedy’s long list of honors include, among others, being named “Most Powerful Woman in Sports” in 2009 by Forbes, “Most Influential Woman in Business” in 2006 by Volusia Flagler Business Report, “Most Influential Woman in Sports Business” in 2005 by Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal and “Female Sports Executive of the Year” in 2001 by Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal.
Ritchey is the President and CEO of the Jon Hall Automotive Group/Ritchey Autos Southeast Automotive Management, one of the nation’s most successful automotive companies. The former two-term Daytona Beach mayor is on numerous boards and has served as Chairman of the following: Daytona Beach’s Board of Adjustments, Halifax Hospital Medical Center and its Foundation, Lively Arts Center, GMAC’s Dealer Advisory Board, Crime Stoppers, The Civic League of the Halifax Area, Halifax Area Chamber of Commerce and the Daytona Beach Rotary Club. He also serves as a Trustee on the Board of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Full Story