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On August 21, 2020, Dover Motorsports, Inc. named Erik A. Moses President of Nashville Superspeedway, becoming the first Black person to hold that title at any NASCAR track in the sport’s history. Moses is leading the efforts to reopen and revitalize the Nashville Superspeedway - originally opened in 2001 but dormant since 2011. The sold-out inaugural Ally 400 on Father’s Day 2021 marked the first NASCAR Cup Series race for the Lebanon, Tennessee based facility, the first Cup Series race in the Nashville market since 1984 and the first full grandstand sellout for NASCAR since the COVID-19 pandemic.
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, is a member of the NASCAR Industry Diversity Council 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 holds an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from LeMoyne-Owen College and is a member of the bar in both Maryland and the District of Columbia.
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.
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.
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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 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 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.
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 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.