500 Festival Announces Promotions

500 Festival Announces Promotions

Thu, 2015-08-27 08:30

INDIANAPOLIS (August 27, 2015)The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events for Indiana and celebrating the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announces the following internal promotions and shifting of responsibilities: 

Eric Rowles has been promoted to Vice President of Operations. His responsibilities include oversight of logistical and operational elements as well as staff engaged in producing all 500 Festival events and programs. Additionally, he oversees operational and partner accounts, operations associated with televised broadcasts. Eric also serves as the point of contact for building and facility operations.

Brett Sanford has been promoted to Senior Event Manager. His responsibilities include management of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, Finish Line 500 Festival 5K and 500 Festival Memorial Service, presented by Rolls-Royce. Brett also oversees 500 Festival suppliers, event permitting and serves as the city liaison.  Additionally, he manages event and production personnel engaged in several 500 Festival events and programs. 

Glenn Amos has been promoted to Program & Event Manager. He is directly responsible for operations and production of the Chase 500 Festival Kids’ Day, the 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy and the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo. Glenn will also oversee other 500 Festival personnel engaged in several 500 Festival events and programs and many of the organizations vendors and production support providers.

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 more than 50 life-enriching events and programs while celebrating the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500 and fostering 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 $350 million in economic value to Indianapolis. To learn more about the 500 Festival, please visit www.500festival.com, follow us on Twitter @500festival, or on Facebook.

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