500 Festival Announces New Staff Additions

500 Festival Announces New Staff Additions

INDIANAPOLIS – The 500 Festival announces the following staff additions:

Amber Girard has been hired as Executive Assistant. Girard works to support the 500 Festival’s president and CEO, senior vice president of administration, the 500 Festival Board of Directors, and the 500 Festival Foundation. She is also responsible for assisting with office management, event coordination, and various other duties within this role. Girard joined the 500 Festival staff in August and is a graduate of The Ohio State University.


Michael Spagnolli has been hired as Program and Event Coordinator. Spagnolli is responsible for the operations and production of the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo, Salesforce & JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Kids’ Day & Rookie Run, 500 Festival mini-mini, management of the 500 Festival warehouse space, and oversight of 500 Festival vendors. Spagnolli joined the 500 Festival staff in October and is a graduate of Ohio University.


“We are excited to welcome Amber and Michael to our team,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO of the 500 Festival. “They join a mission-focused team that produces award-winning, state-wide community programs, and events.”

About the 500 Festival | Founded in 1957, the 500 Festival is a not-for-profit organization that produces more than 50 life-enriching events and programs while celebrating the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500® and fostering a 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 $500 million in economic value to Indianapolis. To learn more about the 500 Festival, please visit 500festival.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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