Homestead-Miami Speedway names new VP of sales

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Homestead-Miami Speedway Names New VP of Sales & Marketing
Former soccer, collegiate athletic exec McGee shifts from penalty kicks to pit stops

MIAMI--Shawn McGee has been named Vice-President of Sales & Marketing at Homestead-Miami Speedway. McGee joins the Speedway from the Atlanta Beat of Womens Professional Soccer, where he ran the professional soccer franchise as General Manager and Chief Operating Officer.

"Shawn is going to add a fresh, new dimension while leading our sales and marketing efforts," said Homestead-Miami Speedway President Matt Becherer. "He brings a fantastic sports-marketing background highlighted by proven skills in major-league markets, and passionate energy and enthusiasm to our world-class events at a time we are positioned for growth."

McGee brings more than 15 years of professional and collegiate sports experience to Homestead-Miami Speedway, spending 10 years with Dallas Burn/FC Dallas in Major League Soccer (1997-2007) and two years as associate athletics director at Southern Methodist University (2007-09) prior to taking the head reins of the Atlanta Beat (2009-11).

"I look forward to continuing to build on the success of the phenomenal events we host at Homestead- Miami Speedway," McGee said. "When youre talking about playing a lead role in promoting the Grand Prix of Miami this spring, NASCARs Ford Championship Weekend this November and a whole slew of high-octane activities that keep Homestead-Miami Speedway ,,hot more than 280 days a year, thats an opportunity not to be passed up.

"Im thrilled to be here and eager to engage the South Florida community and beyond--because between NASCAR, GRAND-AM, our karting facility, and year-round ride-and-drive experiences and corporate- hospitality opportunities, weve got a whole lot to offer."

McGee attended the University of North Texas and is married with two children.

Kids 12 & under admitted FREE: Homestead-Miami Speedway continues its rich history of sports car racing in 2011 when the GRAND-AM Rolex Racing Sports Car Series returns to South Florida's 2.3-mile road course. The Grand Prix of Miami is set for March 5, and will feature the Daytona Prototypes and Grand Touring classes in Race 2 of the 2011 GRAND-AM campaign. For information on this and more than 280 events held each year at Homestead-Miami Speedway, visit HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com.

-source: hms

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