TMS Promotes Four Department Heads To Level Of Vice President: Nelson (Events), Stolley (Development/Operations), Camper (Sales/Marketing) And Zizzo (Media Relations) Earn New Titles
FORT WORTH, Texas (February 9, 2009): Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage announced today that assistant general manager Kenton Nelson and directors Mat Stolley, Kevin Camper and Mike Zizzo have been promoted to the level of vice president for the renown motorsports facility.
Nelson, who joined Texas Motor Speedway in 1996 prior to the opening of the speedway, will add Vice President of Events to his current title of assistant general manager. He initially joined TMS as director of merchandising and licensing and has served as the assistant general manager since 2000.
Stolley joined the TMS staff in 1996 and has served as the speedway's director of operations since he arrived from the Texas Rangers baseball organization, where he held the same position. His new title will be Vice President of Development & Operations after serving in that dual role as a director since 2004.
Camper, who joined TMS as the ticket manager in 1996, was named Vice President of Sales & Marketing after working in that capacity as a director for the past five years. He also served as director of tickets and director of business development before his current role in sales and marketing.
Zizzo joined Texas Motor Speedway in 2005 as the Director of Public Relations and will now serve as the Vice President of Media Relations. He came to TMS from NASCAR, where he was a senior manager of communications with a focus on the competition aspect of the sport.
"These four men have helped make Texas Motor Speedway one of the biggest and most successful race tracks in the world and they deserve this recognition," Gossage said. "The key to success is to surround yourself with the best people and Kenton Nelson, Mat Stolley, Kevin Camper and Mike Zizzo are the very best in their fields. It is an honor to work with them every day."
The group joins Tom Kelly (Finance) at the level of vice president, marking the first time in the speedway's 13-year history that it has multiple department heads at this level.