Watkins Glen staff changes

Watkins Glen, NY (October 22, 2003) - Watkins Glen International President Craig Rust recently announced the promotions of Jon Beckman to Director of Business Development and Steve Ely to Track Operations Manager for the historic road ...

Watkins Glen, NY (October 22, 2003) - Watkins Glen International President Craig Rust recently announced the promotions of Jon Beckman to Director of Business Development and Steve Ely to Track Operations Manager for the historic road course.

Beckman, formerly WGI's Manager of Business Development, will oversee the sales team for both The Glen and Nazareth Speedway, whose efforts are focused against developing new business partners, creating new sponsorship opportunities at both facilities and working to deliver the best possible experience for our many corporate clients. Beckman joined the staff in 2002 from the International Motor Racing Research Center. He is a native of Bath, NY, and holds a political science degree from SUNY Brockport.

Ely has been with The Glen since 1989 and takes over as Track Operations Manager from his former position as Utilities Operations Manager at both Watkins Glen and Nazareth. In this new position, Ely will focus primarily on all aspects of on-track activity, including the training of safety personnel, and will serve as the primary contact for all sanctioning bodies. Ely, a native of Watkins Glen who currently resides in Dundee, NY, is well trained for this new position, having spent ten years with the Schuyler County Ambulance and more than 28 years with the Watkins Glen Fire Department.

"I am very pleased to announce the promotion of two outstanding employees like Jon and Steve," Rust said. "Jon has proven that he can lead our sales efforts to reach new levels and Steve's extensive knowledge and work with track safety is a tremendous asset to both facilities."

For information on all of the events at Watkins Glen International, please contact The Glen's ticket office at 607-535-2481 or log on to the official Watkins Glen Web site at www.theglen.com.

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