California Speedway promotes Otis Greer

AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES PROMOTION OF OTIS GREER TO DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS San Bernardino County, CA (Friday, July 25, 2008) -- Auto Club Speedway of Southern California announced today the promotion of Otis Greer to Director of ...

AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES PROMOTION OF OTIS GREER TO DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS

San Bernardino County, CA (Friday, July 25, 2008) -- Auto Club Speedway of Southern California announced today the promotion of Otis Greer to Director of Community Affairs. Greer's tenure with Auto Club Speedway began as a volunteer during the Speedway's inaugural weekend in 1997. He joined the Speedway's staff in 2000 as the track's Hospitality Manager, and served as Corporate Sales Manager before assuming the role of Manager of Community Affairs/Guest Services in 2005. Last year, Greer was honored as Auto Club Speedway's 2007 Employee of the Year.

"Otis' commitment to our community is evident every day," said Auto Club Speedway president Gillian Zucker. "Nobody is better suited to spearheading our community and guest relations programs. He is passionate about racing and looks forward to getting our neighbors more involved in what we do. He is an ideal ambassador for the Speedway and I congratulate him on this promotion."

As Director of Community Affairs, Greer will develop new community programs designed to increase youth involvement with Speedway events and activities. In addition, he will direct the Speedway's community outreach programs, including its relationships with community organizations, local businesses and officials at the local, state and federal levels.

Greer and his Guest Services team are currently preparing for Labor Day's biggest party, the Pepsi 500 on Sunday, August 31, at Auto Club Speedway. Greer brings a fan's perspective to his role, having become a dedicated NASCAR fan after attending the first race at Auto Club Speedway.

"A NASCAR race has a way of immediately grabbing your attention and generating a lot of excitement," said Greer. "For me it was the first race here at Auto Club Speedway. When the green flag waved, and the cars roared pass the start finish line the feeling was amazing. I am looking forward to sharing that excitement with everyone in this community."

Prior to joining Auto Club Speedway, Greer was a student affairs officer at the University of California, Riverside. AT UC Riverside, Greer worked with students in admissions and outreach programs, and conducted government advocacy efforts for post-secondary education on behalf of the University.

An active member of the Inland Empire community, Greer is on the boards of the Fontana Chamber of Commerce and the Inland Empire United Way, and is a member of the Fontana USD Multicultural Task Force. He lives in Rancho Cucamonga with his wife Tia, and their two sons, Trey, 10, and Jomei, 6, and is a volunteer basketball coach for the city. He was recently selected as Volunteer of the Year at his sons' school, where he was past president of the parents association.

-credit: acs/cs

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