STAFF DIRECTORY

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Erik Moses, President

Email: info@nashvillesuperspeedway.com

On August 21, 2020, Dover Motorsports, Inc. named Erik A. Moses President of Nashville Superspeedway, becoming the first Black man to hold that title at any NASCAR track. Moses is leading the efforts to reopen and revitalize the Nashville Superspeedway to host an annual NASCAR race weekend beginning June 18 - 20, 2021 and to develop a robust and exciting event calendar for the facility. The best drivers in America will compete in a triple header of races – including the Rackley Roofing 200 Truck Series race, the Tennessee Lottery 250 Xfinity Series race and the Ally 400 Cup Series race. Originally opened in 2001 but dormant since 2011, the Lebanon, Tennessee based facility has never previously hosted Cup Series racing and the Ally 400 will be the first NASCAR Cup Series race in the Nashville market since 1984. 

Prior to joining Dover Motorsports, Moses served as the founding President of the DC Defenders of the XFL. In that role, he was responsible for all aspects of the team’s business operations and fan engagement, including ticket sales, corporate partnerships, marketing, content, communications and community engagement, and the game day experience. 

Over the last decade, Moses served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Sports, Entertainment & Special Events for Events DC, where he managed many of its facilities and worked to attract major events to those venues, including Nationals Park, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and Festival Grounds, the DC Armory, the Entertainment & Sports Arena, Gateway DC Pavilion, and RISE Demonstration Center. Moses also led Events DC’s corporate partnerships initiative that connected the organization with brands such as AT&T, PepsiCo, Lyft, Red Bull, Hilton, RCN, and the DC Lottery. Before the 2009 merger that created Events DC, Moses was CEO of the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission. In addition to leading its merger with the Washington Convention Center Authority, Moses oversaw the completion of the construction of Nationals Park, the launch and development of the Military Bowl, the creation and launch of the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic, and was the catalyst behind the public-private partnership which developed the Skate Park at RFK Stadium. 

Prior to beginning his career in sports and entertainment, he served as the Director of the District of Columbia’s Department of Small and Local Business Development and began his legal career in private practice with Dow Lohnes PLLC. He then joined America Online, Inc. where he served as legal counsel and as a director of business development. Moses has served as Of Counsel at the DC based law firm of Fisch Sigler, LLP and as an adjunct professor in the Sports Industry Management Program at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies. He serves on the board of directors for the DC Jazz Festival, the Military Bowl Foundation, and previously served on board of the US Tennis Association – Mid-Atlantic Section. 

Erik received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his J.D. from the Duke University School of Law. He is a member of the bar in both Maryland and the District of Columbia. Erik is married to Mioshi James Moses and is the father of Evan and Ethan Moses. 

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Briannon Griffin, Executive Assistant/Administrative Business Manager

Email: bgriffin@nashvillesuperspeedway.com

Office: 615-994-4420

Briannon “Bree” Griffin joined Nashville Superspeedway in November of 2020 as the Executive Assistant and Administrative Business Manager. Her position provides direct support to the track president and leadership team with the objective of establishing and maintaining efficient and effective internal administration of business operations and special projects.

Prior to joining Nashville Superspeedway, Griffin held roles with Tommy Hilfiger as the Executive Assistant to the SVP of Accessories, Conde Nast as the Executive Assistant to the SVP/Publisher of Bon Appetit Magazine, and Smile Direct Club as the Executive Assistant to the SVP of Retail, VP of the East & VP of the West. Other roles Griffin held previous to NSS led her to being an integral part of the planning, design, and opening of nine restaurants, producing over 20 Food & Wine and music festivals, as well as the planning and opening of a retail store and corporate headquarters.

Griffin attended the University of South Carolina where she enthusiastically cheered on the Gamecocks while receiving a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising and a minor in French. You would never know she was born and raised outside of New York City as she enjoys spending her free time with her pets Spurrier and Belichick.

Mackenzie Winchester, Administrative Assistant

Email: mwinchester@nashvillesuperspeedway.com

Office: 615-994-4432

Mackenzie Winchester joined Nashville Superspeedway in January of 2021 as its Administrative Assistant.

She is a recent graduate from Stetson University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Sports Business.Previously, Winchester interned at The NASCAR Foundation in Daytona Beach, Florida, where she assisted with the planning and execution of its Speediatrics program and The Betty Jane France Humanitarian award. She also worked as a Guest Services Specialist at the Daytona International Speedway, home of the world-famous Daytona 500, where she assisted and managed guests throughout events at the track.

Originally, Winchester is from Gilbert, South Carolina,where she lived until moving to Charleston, South Carolina,where she attended the College of Charleston for two years before transferring to Stetson University in DeLand, Florida.

Winchester is excited to help bring NASCAR Cup Series racing back to Middle Tennessee while also helping establish protocol and procedures within the organization while ensuring communication and coordination between departments and outside partners is effective and efficient.

Hope Mees, Sr. Director, Event Operations

Email: hmees@nashvillesuperspeedway.com

Office: 615-994-4426

Cell: 615-351-9848

Don Huebner, Manager, Facilities

Email: dhuebner@nashvillesuperspeedway.com

Office: 615-994-4423

Austin Hahn, Director, Corporate Partnerships

Email: ahahn@nashvillesuperspeedway.com

Office: 615-994-4421

Cell: 615-289-2631

Austin Hahn joined Nashville Superspeedway as the Director of Corporate Partnerships in November 2020. He brings with him over seven years of sports and entertainment industry experience.

Prior to joining Nashville Superspeedway, Hahn worked at Red Frog Events,where he played a pivotal role in generating sponsorship revenue for Firefly Music Festival, Warrior Dash, Air Show Majors, Chicago Beer Classic and Shamrock Fest. Prior to Red Frog Events, he spent three-years at Chicagoland Speedway, which was once the opening weekend of NASCAR’s Playoffs and NHRA Nationals. Hahn has also held partnership positions with various marketing agencies that include Caravel Marketing, 4FRONT and Navigate Research.

Over the course of his career, Hahn has demonstrated the ability to solve business problems by bringing brands and properties together to create sustainable sponsorship solutions. He isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo of conservative sponsorship thinking and his open-minded approach allows him to build genuine relationships with whoever he works with.His diverse partnership background and experience in large-scale event operations is essential to bringing NASCAR back to Nashville and adding events to Nashville Superspeedway’s calendar.

Hahn holds a Masters in Sports Administration from Northwestern University. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in History from Northeastern Illinois University,where he also minored in Sociology and Political Science.

Austin is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending quality moments away from work with friends and family, listening to country music, playing with his dog Bailey, reading books, and cooking comfort food.

Rob Hemmig, Director, Corporate Partnerships

Email: rhemmig@nashvillesuperspeedway.com

Office: 615-994-4422

Cell: 615-289-4290

Rob Hemmig joins Nashville Superspeedway as the Director of Corporate Partnerships, where he will be responsible for cultivating partnerships with local, regional, and national companies.

Prior to joining Nashville Superspeedway, Hemmig spent 13 years at Michigan International Speedway and NASCAR in various roles within the Corporate Partnerships and Ticketing departments. Most recently, Hemmig was the Director of Corporate Sales of NASCAR’s North Region where he was responsible for creating partnerships for Michigan International Speedway and Watkins Glen International. During his time with Michigan International Speedway and NASCAR, Hemmig was able to create partnerships to sponsor MIS’s NASCAR Cup Series races, Truck, and ARCA races. He was also able to create long lasting partnerships by creating partnerships that were community focused and met the needs of the partners.

Hemmig received his B.A. in Sports Management from Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan,as well as a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Siena Heights University where he served as an assistant coach for their baseball team while pursuing his master’s degree.

Greg Herring, Director, Marketing, Communications & Community Engagement

Email: gherring@nashvillesuperspeedway.com

Office: (615) 994-4434

Cell: (615) 450-2025

Greg Herring joined the Nashville Superspeedway in March of 2021 as the Director of Marketing, Communication, and Community Engagement, where he will be responsible for leading and developing strategic marketing, branding, and communication initiatives for our revitalized and resurgent NASCAR track and live event venue.

For the past two years, Herring has served as the General Manager for Van Wagner Collegiate Services at Miami University (OH) where he was tasked with the launch and daily oversight of the multimedia rights agreement (campus marketing partnerships/sponsorship and media sales). Before returning to his alma mater, Herring served
as the Vice President of Marketing for the Memphis Express in the only season of the Alliance of American Football. During the inaugural season, Herring orchestrated the brand launch in the local market and was responsible for the day-to-day marketing, advertising, digital media and public relations strategies.

Before transitioning to professional football, Herring spent nearly 18 years in the collegiate sector, most recently serving five years at East Carolina University where he left as the Associate Athletics Director for Marketing and Engagement. Other collegiate athletics stops included positions at Northern Illinois University, Radford University, The University of Southern Mississippi, University of Missouri, and the University of Florida. Regardless of location, Herring was responsible for all marketing, promotions and advertising for the athletic teams and events, strategic outbound ticket sales, fan engagement initiatives, digital/social media, and game day experience and atmosphere.

Additionally, Herring served two years at York College of Pennsylvania as a sports management visiting instructor, creating and instructing a curriculum on ticket operations, sales and negotiations, and he served as the President of the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA).

This Eaton, Ohio native holds a bachelor’s degree from Miami University (OH) and a master’s from The University of Southern Mississippi.

Ashley Shores, Coordinator, Public Relations & Community Engagement

Email: ashores@nashvillesuperspeedway.com

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Ashley Shores joined Nashville Superspeedway as the Public Relations and Community Relations Coordinator in March 2021 where she will be cultivating relationships with community partners and leading public relations projects for NSS.

Prior to joining the Nashville Superspeedway team, Shores obtained a wealth of travel, tourism, and hospitality experience while serving as the Marketing Specialist at the Wilson County Convention and Visitors Bureau for over 2 years.
Shores has been a Wilson County resident for over 20 years, and is so excited to see the re-opening of the Nashville Superspeedway and the return of NASCAR racing.

Shores received her B.S. in Communications from The University of Tennessee at Martin in 2018 where she was able to have 3.5 years of hands-on public relations and communications experience with the on-campus radio station and University Relations team.

Ryan Straus, Manager, Ticket Operations & Analytics

Email: rstraus@nashvillesuperspeedway.com

Office: 615-994-4431

Cell: 615-289-8638

Ryan Straus joined Nashville Superspeedway as the Manager of Ticket Operations and Analytics in December 2020. His primary focus is to ensure the implementation and rollout of the mobile ticket infrastructure for Nashville Superspeedway. In addition to working directly with Ticketmaster to handle all ticketing needs for each department, he is also charged with developing a business strategy and analytics program to ensure that both Nashville Superspeedway and Dover Motorsports are able to optimize profits from all revenue streams.

Prior to joining Nashville Superspeedway, Straus spent time in Boston at TD Garden as the Senior Manager of Ticketing Solutions. He was tasked with handling all ticketing needs for various departments for the Boston Bruins and TD Garden including ticket sales and service, business strategy and analytics, marketing and communications. He also served as a liaison to Ticketmaster for the box office. Straus spent four seasons as the Manager of Ticket Operations and Ticket Technology with the Chicago Bulls from 2016-2019. In this role, he managed the box office for all Bulls home games. This included ticket troubleshooting, relocations, inventory management, customer service, and all other ticketing needs. He served as a liaison to Ticketmaster and to all other departments including marketing, corporate sponsorship, community relations, the NBA commissioner, players and coaches to handle various ticketing needs. Additionally, he trained and oversaw 10 ticket sales interns on a yearly basis from a ticket operations perspective.

Originally born and raised in New York, Straus graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia with a B.S. in Sport and Recreation Management. After graduating, he moved to Chicago where he had worked with nearly every professional sports team in the city including the Bulls, Blackhawks, Bears, Cubs, White Sox, and Fire. His ticketing experience also includes working for Broadway in Chicago, Soldier Field, the United Center and other various venues across the Chicagoland area. While in Chicago, Straus obtained an MBA from Loyola University.

Rachel Jones, Account Executive

Email: rjones@nashvillesuperspeedway.com

Office: 615-994-4424

Rachel Jones joined Nashville Superspeedway as an Account Executive in December 2020. Prior to joining Nashville Superspeedway,she worked for Las Vegas Motor Speedway as a Sales and Marketing Coordinator.

Jones started her career in racing with an internship in ticketing at Kentucky Speedway as well an internship at Indianapolis Motor Speedway within the service team. She has worked in the sport for four years but her love for racing began long before that. She grew up at the track racing junior dragsters from the age of 8 and switched to a street car when she turned 16. Jones is passionate about what the sport means to her as well as what it means to lifelong/new fans. Jones made an impact in the sport when she helped start the first millennial activation in NASCAR at Kentucky Speedway, Action Alley, now known as Fireball Alley.

She also started the first millennial activation at Las Vegas Motor Speedway called Turn 4 Turn Up! This special gathering area featured everything from a Ferris wheel to a swimming pool, food trucks, music with live DJ, life-sized games and drink specials. Jones is enthusiastic about getting the younger generation involved in the sport and she is very creative in finding the best way to do it.

Jones attended the University of Kentucky for three years with the intent to complete a degree in Nursing. She then transferred to the University of Nevada –Las Vegas where she received a B.S. in Economics.

Maureen Kelly, Account Executive

Email: mkelly@nashvillesuperspeedway.com

Office: 615-994-4425

Maureen Kelly joined Dover Motorsports Inc. as an Account Executive in December 2020 for both the Nashville Superspeedway and Dover International Speedway Tracks.

Kelly is looking forward to bringing her hard-working and positive attitude along with her advanced sales skills to the team. Prior to joining Dover Motorsports, Inc., Kelly held the title of Inside Sales Representative at MSG Sports formerly known as The Madison Square Garden Company. In this role, Maureen was a leader on her team in overall revenue and customer retention.

Kelly attended Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio,in which she received her MBA and B.S. in Business Marketing and Communication. While attending Heidelberg University, she played lacrosse in the spring where she was a captain her senior year as well as soccer in the fall.

Kelly always knew she wanted to be in the sports industry since she was young as her family had season tickets for the Columbus Crew SC. Her and her family had several sales representatives who went out of their way to help provide them with experiences they would have never had otherwise. Many years down the road, she ran into one of the reps who helped her family while season ticket members with the Columbus Crew and took her under his wing by becoming her mentor, eventually helping her get her start in the sports industry. Due to the impact of the representatives and Director at Crew SC, Kelly’s hope is to make the same impact on her clients as they did for her.

Tre Pickel, Account Executive

Email: tpickel@nashvillesuperspeedway.com

Office: 615-994-4418

Tre’ Pickel joined Nashville Superspeedway as an Account Executive in December 2020. In addition to bringing his top-notch selling ability and go-getter attitude to the organization, he is excited about bringing Nashville and NASCAR fans out to their beloved track that they’ve missed for so long.

Prior to joining Dover Motorsports, Pickel served as an Account Executive for the Sacramento Kings G-League affiliate Stockton Kings in California. Throughout his stint with the Kings, he was responsible for selling full menu, including season tickets, partial plans, premium, and groups. He also worked side-by-side with the marketing department to create fliers for various groups as well as volunteering with the community engagement team to read books to elementary school classes. Pickel finished second in revenue generated in his first year with the organization.

Prior to his move to California, Pickel spent four seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals as a Premium Seating Game Day Staff Member. This opportunity allowed him to connect and engage with fans by enhancing his customer service and problem solving skills. He also spent time with the Cincinnati Reds as Single Game Ticketing Intern. As an intern, he was responsible for selling their kids club memberships, roaming the concourse to meet with customers to discuss future promotions, and even handing out bobblehead’s during specified games.

Before beginning his career in the sports and entertainment industry, he was a Service Consultant for Western & Southern Financial Group. At Western & Southern, he not only serviced accounts, but also assisted with getting referrals to the sales department. Pickel attended a year at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan,before transferring to Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio,where he received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Throughout college, he was a member of the men’s basketball team as well as Treasurer for the Black Student Union.