Former Ticat staffer rising in the ranks at Daytona Speedway

Congrats to Joann ! (a busy little beaver this week I bet ! )...... :lol:

Daytona Makes Staff Changes

January 6th, 2011

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Daytona Int’l Speedway has hired Ryan Tolley as director of sales effective Feb. 7. In addition, Andrew Booth has been promoted to senior manager of Media Relations and Joann Mantovani has been promoted to senior manager of Advertising and Promotions.

Tolley will oversee all hospitality and sponsorship sales for Daytona Int’l Speedway. He previously worked for Watkins Glen (N.Y.) Int’l, where he was most recently the director of sales and business development.

During his five-year tenure at Watkins Glen, Tolley was responsible for building strong regional partnerships with McDonalds, Sikorsky Helicopters, Foxwoods Resort Casino and Sahlen’s Packaging, among others. He will report to DIS Vice President of Corporate Development John Guthrie.

“Ryan brings a strong background in sales and motorsports sponsorship to Daytona,? said Guthrie. “His track record in the industry speaks for itself and we’re glad to have him join our team.?

Booth has been with the speedway since 2000. He oversees all media relations for Daytona’s motorsports events including NASCAR, Grand Am, AMA and others. Mantovani, who joined DIS in 2008, oversees the facility’s advertising and promotions. In addition, she is responsible for Daytona’s social media efforts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others.

“Joann and Andrew continue to be vital members of our marketing team and are relentless promoters of our events,? said DIS Vice President of Marketing Sean Belgrade. “Their efforts have helped increase media awareness of Daytona and have broadened our outreach to fans through traditional and social media channels.?

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So, who's watching the race tomorrow ? :slight_smile:

Havent missed the big one in 20 years! GREEN GREEN GREEN, Lets go racing boys.

My brother's a big NASCAR fan, so I'm sure he'll be watching it. I'm in Hamilton visiting my mom right now, and he usually drops by when I'm here. So there's a good chance I'll be watching it too. I'm not a huge racing fan mind you.

Jimmie Johnson is my favorite driver . I hope the Cats can start a dynasty like his in the near future . Go 48 go !