Green Savoree announces leadership team, promotions

Event PR, IndyCar News/Releases — By on January 22, 2013 1:19 pm

[Source: Green Savoree Racing Promotions press release]

Green Savoree Racing Promotions formalizes leadership team, promotes Terry Angstadt, Mike Morrisey, Charlie Johnstone, Tim Ramsberger and Jeff Atkinson

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, January 22, 2013 – Kim Green and Kevin Savoree announce the promotion of five members of their leadership teams in Indianapolis, St. Petersburg and Toronto – changes that reflect and recognize the operation and growth of their company, Green Savoree Racing Promotions (GSRP), which owns and operates the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Honda Indy Toronto, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and the Mid-Ohio School.

The promotion, which entails title changes and alignment of roles and responsibilities, establishes uniformity in the structure of Green Savoree properties across all three markets and at the holding company level. Indianapolis-based Terry Angstadt is appointed President, GSRP (previously Executive Vice President); Mike Morrisey becomes Executive Vice President / Chief Financial Officer, GSRP (previously Vice President); Charlie Johnstone and Tim Ramsberger, previously General Managers at Toronto and St. Petersburg respectively are appointed President, Honda Indy Toronto and President, Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, and Jeff Atkinson is promoted to Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Honda Indy Toronto (previously Sales Manager).Craig Rust, an accomplished motorsports executive, remains president of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and The Mid-Ohio School.Terry Angstadt joined the company in early 2012 after successfully holding positions including President, INDYCAR Commercial Division and VP Marketing, Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In his role as President, GSRP, Terry is charged with the performance of existing race properties and growth of the company.
A distinguished business school alumnus and graduate of Eastern Illinois University, Mike Morrisey began working with Kim Green and Kevin Savoree in 1996 in various financial capacities. In his present role, Mike is responsible for financial and budgetary management, bank relationships in the U.S. and Canada, as well as human resources and information technology for the company and its subsidiaries.

Charlie Johnstone has been actively involved in the Toronto race since its founding in 1986 and has served as its GM since 2005. In close cooperation with Green and Savoree, Charlie has played a critical role in changing the very nature of the Toronto race from a promotional program for a large brewery to an autonomous, viable and healthy business.

Tim Ramsberger assumed the reigns of the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in 2004. During his tenure, the event has seen consistent growth in attendance, sponsorships and off-track activities. A respected leader both track-side and in the broader community, Tim continues to lead a team of staff, volunteers and partners in organizing what has become the fastest spring break party in the world – and a marquee season opener for the IZOD IndyCar Series.

Based in Toronto, Jeff Atkinson has spent the past seven years in sponsorships, ticket and hospitality sales as well as leading a growing internship and mentorship program. Throughout that period he has consistently exceeded sales targets while taking on additional sales duties in St. Petersburg and, even more importantly, has helped to nurture a high ratio of recurring sponsors and partners.

“Each of these individuals has lived out our corporate commitment to people, partnerships and sound fiscal management,” said Kevin Savoree and Kim Green. “With their continued leadership and skills, along with Craig and his team in Ohio, we are confident that our properties will continue to deliver a wholesome, diverse and exciting experience to customers while building a sustainable growth platform for our business and community partners.”

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