500 Festival Announces Promotions, Staff Changes

September 13, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (September 13, 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 following promotions and shifting of responsibilities:


Glenn Amos has been promoted to Program and Event Director. Amos is responsible for the operations and production of several of the 500 Festival’s marquee events including, the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, the 500 Festival Memorial Service, presented by Rolls-Royce and the 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy. He also oversees the 500 Festival’s warehouse operations. Glenn joined the 500 Festival staff full-time in 2014 and had previously served as a seasonal logistics coordinator for the 500 Festival. He is a graduate of Indiana State University.


Sara Adams has been promoted to Senior Program and Event Manager. She is responsible for the operations and production of the 500 Festival Post Race Party, the 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard, presented by Midwestern Engineers, Inc., the KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball, and a number of special projects including events for the 500 Festival Corporate Member Program, presented by Fifth Third Bank and the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Course Entertainment Program. Adams joined the 500 Festival staff in 2014 and is a former 500 Festival Intern. She is a graduate of IUPUI.


Erika Miller has transitioned to the role of Coordinator – Registrations, Ticket Sales and Customer Service. In this position, Miller will manage the 500 Festival’s ticketing and registration systems as well as lead the organization’s customer service program. She will also manage select vendor accounts and group sales for various events, including the Employee Wellness Challenge for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and 500 Festival 5K. Miller joined the 500 Festival staff in 2017 and is a previous 500 Festival intern. She received her bachelor’s degree in sport management from IUPUI.


“We’re proud to acknowledge and reward three of our talented staff members,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO of the 500 Festival. “Glenn, Sara and Erika are vital members of our team and they have all made a tremendous impact within our organization. We look forward to seeing them continue to blaze a path and continue to enrich the lives of Hoosiers through our programs and events in the years to come.”


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.