500 Festival Announces New Additions & Promotions

500 Festival Announces New Additions & Promotions


INDIANAPOLIS (February 7, 2018) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, today announces the addition of Erika Miller as event and program coordinator, and the promotion of Tabitha Bolen to executive assistant.

Erika Miller will be responsible for coordinating the 500 Festival Volunteer Program, presented by Citizens Energy Group. She comes to the 500 Festival following an internship with the Indianapolis Colts in marketing and events. She also served as the customer service intern with the 500 Festival in the spring of 2017. Miller graduated with her bachelor’s degree in sport management from IUPUI in the spring of 2017.

Tabitha Bolen was promoted to executive assistant following two years as administrative assistant. She joined the 500 Festival in January of 2016 and will continue to focus on support for the 500 Festival’s president, vice president of finance and human resources, the 500 Festival Board of Directors, and the 500 Festival Foundation, as well as other assignments within her new administrative responsibilities.

“The 500 Festival is excited to welcome Erika back to the team and promote Tabitha to an elevated role,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO of the 500 Festival. “Both individuals have showcased positive attitudes and a commitment to making a difference. Tabitha and Erika highlight the work ethic and hospitality we hope to present to the community throughout the month of May, and year-round.”

To learn more about 500 Festival’s events and programs, please visit www.500festival.com.


About the 500 Festival

Founded in 1957, the 500 Festival is a not-for-profit organization that produces life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500® and foster positive impact on the city of Indianapolis and state of Indiana. One of the largest festivals in the nation, each year more than half a million people attend an event or program produced by the 500 Festival. Since its founding, the 500 Festival has contributed more than $400 million in economic value to Indianapolis. To learn more about the 500 Festival, please visit www.500festival.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.