Top association announces former editor Nancy Knapp Schilke VIP Woman of the Year

Nancy Knapp Schilke is recognized as a National Association of Professional Women VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession.

The National Association of Professional Women honors Nancy Knapp Schilke as a 2013/2014 Professional Woman of the Year for leadership in communications and media with this prestigious distinction. As the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and over 400 Local Chapters.

Allan McNish, Nancy Schilke and Rinaldo Capello
Allan McNish, Nancy Schilke and Rinaldo Capello

Photo by: Richard Sloop

“My goal is to be the best editor in chief I can be and to continue to be a mentor for up-and-coming reporters, even if they later choose a career outside of motor sports,” says Ms. Schilke, who previously worked as a freelance writer and photographer for print and online media. Ms. Schilke soon decided to use her well-honed skills in editing and management to lead a team of editorial and freelance professional writers in delivering the industry’s most comprehensive online coverage of motorsport news.

In 2000, Ms. Schilke joined and soon became a partner. As one of four owners and editor in chief at the booming website, she headed the entire editorial department with absolute accountability. She and her partners worked as a team for all company operations and policies. In December 2010, they sold the company and Ms. Schilke signed on with the new owners as editor in chief until December 2013.

Ms. Schilke worked with an international staff of writers and editors as they faced the challenges of social media and new ideas, including a weekly newsletter. Most importantly, Ms. Schilke executed her duties with a firm dedication to's vision of engrossing fans in the thrilling sport of racing and providing leading companies with an avenue for advertising revenue in the thriving industry of motor sports.

A member of the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association (AARWBA), Ms. Schilke has accumulated awards as a writer and editor. As a Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), member, she was active as a volunteer, and contributed articles for her local region and the SportsCar national magazine.


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Drivers Rinaldo Capello , Allan McNish
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