GLENDORA, CA – April 17, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Glen Cromwell has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Media and Marketing, NHRA officials announced today. Cromwell begins his new role effective immediately.
Cromwell joined NHRA as a Division Director in 1997 and has been a key player leading the sport’s marketing efforts for the past 20 years.
“I look forward to this next step in my career within NHRA Championship Drag Racing,” Cromwell said. “The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series is poised for unparalleled growth with the support of our partners. I welcome the opportunity to enhance our programs and continue to expand the sport.”
Cromwell will retain the responsibilities he has held as Vice President of National Event Marketing in addition to overseeing brand marketing, publications, media, television, and broadcasting groups. Reporting directly to Cromwell will be Ken Adelson, NHRA Vice President, Executive Producer & Chief Content Officer, Kasey Coler, Vice President of Marketing & Brand Strategy, Evan Jonat, Senior Director of National Event Marketing, and Kristen Wentzell, Director of Advertising & Promotions.
He will also retain his seat on the board of directors of the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum.
“Glen’s depth and breadth of experience with NHRA is unmatched,” said Peter Clifford, NHRA president. “Glen has an excellent reputation for doing everything to meet the needs of our many and varied constituencies including the fans, racers, sponsors, partner tracks, television, media and more.”
Prior to joining NHRA in 1997, Cromwell served in a variety of capacities with FELD Motorsports, producer of AMA Supercross and Monster Truck events.
About National Hot Rod Association
Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers NHRA Jr. Street program for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
Source: National Hot Rod Association