Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction company, is pleased to announce that it will welcome Joie Chitwood III to the Mecum staff as Strategic Advisor for the company. Effective February 10, the highly experienced and internationally recognized and accomplished motorsports leader will take on an active leadership role in the evaluation and execution of new ventures and business opportunities that Mecum seeks to add to its steadily growing portfolio.
Chitwood is a recognized, executive-level professional in the world of motorsports with a strong and consistent record of operating large-scale events, driving revenue and profit growth across the motorsports industry. He has a B.S. in Finance from the University of Florida and an MBA from the University of South Florida, and he is the former president of the Daytona International Speedway, the former president and chief operating officer of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the former manager of administration for the Indy Racing League, and he most recently served as the executive vice president and chief operating officer of the International Speedway Corporation.
Chitwood will join a team that has worked steadily to pave the way for unbridled growth and opportunity. Mecum’s brand strength and reach allow the company to continually expand into many different auto-, media- and entertainment-related avenues of advancement, and the company has grown to become the world leader in sales of collector cars, vintage and antique motorcycles, collectible tractors, Road Art and collectible guitars. The company’s highly effective marketing efforts result in the development, launching and execution of countless industry-leading large-scale promotional campaigns each year to fuel the publicity surrounding overall auction events as well as individual auction offerings and private collections. Mecum Auctions is confident that such successes will be amplified and compounded with the invaluable expertise and inspired direction that Chitwood will bring to the table with his appointment as Mecum’s Strategic Advisor this February.
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