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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.
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.
Office: (615) 330-3751
Katie Myers joined Nashville Superspeedway in November 2021 as the Manager of #Content and Digital Strategy. She directly oversees the digital presence of NSS and manages all social media channels.
Prior to joining Nashville Superspeedway, Katie spent the majority of her career working in the Nashville area for various media outlets including ESPN 102.5 The Game and The Tennessean. Katie has a passion for creative storytelling and is eager for the opportunity to be the connection between NSS and NASCAR’s passionate fanbase.
Katie is a proud Middle Tennessee native. She grew up in Clarksville, Tenn., obtained both her B.S. and M.S. from Middle Tennessee State University, and is excited to continue serving the community she loves.
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.
Eric Courtney joined Nashville Superspeedway as an Account Executive in November 2021. He is looking forward to bringing his strong work ethic and passion for NASCAR to Nashville.
Prior to joining Nashville Superspeedway, Eric served as a Sales and Marketing Intern for the High Point-Thomasville HiToms, a collegiate summer league baseball team in the Coastal Plain League. He was responsible for generating sales for group promotions and generated thousands of dollars in group sales for the 2021 season. In this role, Eric’s responsibilities also expanded to every department in the team from stadium operations, administrative assistance and food and beverage operations.
Eric attended North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., in which he received his B.S. in sport management and minored in business administration.
During his time at North Carolina State, Eric worked for multiple sports teams in in the Raleigh area, including the Carolina Hurricanes in their Special Events Department and North Carolina State Athletics in their Marketing Department.
Eric is also a race car driver in the U.S. Legend Cars International Series. He has competed in legend cars all over the Southeast with multiple wins.
Tanner Horelick joined Nashville Superspeedway as an Account Executive in November 2021. In this role, he is excited to build relationships with the die-hard NASCAR fanbase and continue to help grow the sport by getting as many new faces as possible out to Nashville Superspeedway and Dover International Speedway.
Prior to joining Dover Motorsports Inc., Horelick was an Enterprise Sponsorship Intern with Citizens Bank where he worked to activate the bank's sponsorship with the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. This included running select events at the ballpark, managing a team of more than 40 bankers and assisting the sponsorship team with any Phillies-related projects.
Horelick also spent two summers interning at Stafford Motor Speedway in Connecticut, home of the SK Modifieds and NASCAR driver Ryan Preece. In this role, Horelick began in operations and eventually moved his way up to the marketing team where he was given the opportunity to run select promotional nights, such as “Kids Night” which included the setting up and running of multiple “Big Wheel” races for more than 20 children. Finally, in his last position at Stafford, Horelick worked alongside the ticket sales team to help sell season passes and individual race day tickets.
Horelick also worked in the box office at Temple University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Sport and Recreation Management and sold tickets to sporting events, concerts and other shows. Also during his time at Temple, Horelick volunteered for the Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Union and Philadelphia Wings.