Guests for Tuesday November 1st…

The Autosportradio.com 2016 Show presented by Honda HPD will stream live on Tuesday November 1, live from McGilvery’s Speedway.. 3009 No High School Road.. beginning at 7PM ET.
The program can be seen/heard by logging onto www.autosportradio.com then click on the YouTube link just below the screen to watch the live stream on YouTube.  
When the program concludes you will find the archive available on YouTube. Log onto www.autosportradio.com and click on the youtube link below the screen to see the last program plus past shows.
Scheduled guests…
                                                                        
Curt Cavin

INDYCAR has appointed Curt Cavin vice president of communications. He is currently an Indianapolis Star sportswriter who has covered motorsports for three decades. Cavin will join INDYCAR on October 24. He is best known for his INDYCAR coverage, but he is also a former Indiana University sports beat writer, whose versatility made him a key contributor to the newspaper’s coverage of the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers and Butler University

INDYCAR has appointed Curt Cavin vice president of communications. He is currently an Indianapolis Star sportswriter who has covered motorsports for three decades. Cavin will join INDYCAR on October 24. He is best known for his INDYCAR coverage, but he is also a former Indiana University sports beat writer, whose versatility made him a key contributor to the newspaper’s coverage of the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers and Butler University basketball. He covered two Super Bowls and five Final Fours in addition to 29 consecutive Indianapolis 500s and all of NASCAR’s Brickyard 400s at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In his new role, Cavin will lead INDYCAR’s public relations, media relations and digital media efforts. INDYCAR is the sanctioning body for the Verizon IndyCar Series and the Mazda Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires developmental stepladder. Among Cavin’s responsibilities will be advancing national media coverage of INDYCAR and expanding editorial content published through IndyCar.com and social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. INDYCAR’s communications and digital teams have driven substantial growth in recent years and Cavin will be charged with increasing that year-round media engagement and social activation to further the growth of the Verizon IndyCar Series. He is a graduate of Franklin College. Cavin joined The Indianapolis Star in 1987., spending nearly 30 years with Indiana’s largest newspaper. He has been a key contributor to the daily print product, while also becoming a leader at IndyStar in providing multimedia content and social media strategies. His racing blog became a regular feature on IndyStar.com in 2001 and he authored both editions of IndyStar’s “100 Years, 500 Miles” book celebrating the Indianapolis 500’s centennial anniversaries. Cavin is in his ninth year co-hosting “Trackside,” an INDYCAR-centric radio show along with NBCSN reporter Kevin Lee originating from WFNI-1070 AM in Indianapolis. For 13 years he was a motorsports analyst for WTHR, the Indianapolis NBC TV affiliate, and he has been a longtime contributor to Autoweek, a Detroit-based magazine.
                                                       Kirk Dooley
Kirk Dooley, (Major US Marines Ret)
Kirk is currently Director of Event Operations for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
PROFESSIONAL STATEMENT
24 years of diverse experience across multiple military industries as a Special Operations, Intelligence, and Marketing Officer. Executive-level leadership with a proven talent in quickly mastering complex roles amidst challenging and dynamic environments. Driven by creative opportunities, passionate about motorsports, effective in communications at all levels.
Core Competencies:
Change Management Organizational Innovation Strategic Analysis Risk Management
PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
*Consistently fostered organizational climates that energized performance and morale to produce tangible increases in operational metrics across Marketing, Intelligence, and Special Operations communities.
*Planned and executed the drawdown of all Special Operations Forces in Western Afghanistan in 2014, exceeding timeline constraints and achieving 99.99% accountability for 7000+ pieces of equipment worth $240 million
*Distinguished Graduate (Top 3) at all seven service-level schools attended throughout career
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Executive Officer
1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, 2013 – Present
*Second-in-command of a high-tempo and diverse organization of 540 specialized personnel
*Increased performance metrics for all Logistics, Administration, Manpower, Materiel, and Fiscal activities
*Managed $160 million of technologically advanced equipment and reduced physical loss to negligible numbers
*Maximized an operational budget of $9 million to support emerging training and operational requirements
*Ranked 9th of 356 other battalions by survey data across 36 markers of morale, climate, and command performance
*Directed Staff priorities to achieve best-in-command results during three high-visibility audits/inspections
*Deployed to Afghanistan as Executive Officer of Special Operations Task Force – 81, leading 750 joint military and civilian personnel to conduct full-spectrum operations
Senior Intelligence Advisor
Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC), G-7; 2011-2013
*Led a team of 30 military and civilian professionals to conceive, resource, and execute advanced training programs
*Created cutting-edge intelligence exercise program earning noteworthy distinction within the Joint Exercise community
*Innovated processes to synchronize multiple data feeds that increased complexity of analytical training challenges
*Established a 5-year exercise training contract costing $52 million
*Served as Technical Oversight Representative (TOR) for the execution of contracts exceeding $12 million annually
Executive Officer
Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC), Intelligence Battalion; 2008 – 2011
*Second-in-command of a rapidly evolving organization of 145 personnel supporting global operations
*Executed $1.5 million operations and training budget, and managed $64 million of technologically advanced equipment
*Initiated advanced comprehensive training pipeline for deploying Special Operations Direct Support Teams
*Deployed to Afghanistan as Intelligence Center Director for Special Operations Task Force-82, leading a team of 44 joint military and civilian intelligence professionals, closely supporting National Intelligence Agency objectives
Marketing Officer
9th Marine Corps Recruiting District (9th MCD); 2005-2008
*Led all marketing analysis and support activities for 12 Midwestern states, helping achieve a five-year increase of 25 thousand additional Marines two years early
*Led implementation of advanced software that enabled more efficient and targeted recruiting efforts, and improved overall recruitment by an average of 4.7% annually
*Worked closely with J. Walter Thompson (JWT, Atlanta) marketing agency to develop innovative recruitment marketing campaigns that spanned branding, print/video production, and outreach initiatives
*Innovated new decentralized Enhanced Marketing Vehicle program which significantly reduced annual operating costs and eliminated dedicated manpower requirements
*In addition to primary duties, was hand-selected to concurrently serve as Recruiting Station Executive Officer during an 8-month period of manpower extremis, and enhanced overall Station performance to exceed mission requirements within 3 months
*Initiated marketing campaign at multiple racetracks to target new markets that increased recruiting lead conversion metrics by 13% over preceding three years
*Initiated sponsorship package with NHRA Pro-Mod class team; pursued sponsorship package with NHRA Funny Car class team (John Force Racing)
Intelligence Officer and Enlisted Marine
Highlights of assignments; 1991-2005
*Provided Diplomatic Security for the American Embassies in London, England and Brasilia, Brazil
*Served on temporary special duty with Congressman Steve Buyer (R-IN), Washington, D.C.
*Served as Intelligence Officer for an F/A-18 squadron and component headquarters that included deployments to Southeast Asia and Iraq
Professional Development
*The Honor Foundation Transition Institute, receiving 100+ hours of corporate-tailored professional instruction
*Two Intelligence Association Awards (2001 and 2009) for superior contributions and innovation
*International travel across 20 countries spanning 5 continents
EDUCATION
Purdue University | Aug 1997 – Aug 2000
B.A. Political Science
*Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society; recipient of Marine Corps League Award for Academic Excellence
See you Tuesday evening at McGilvery’s Speedway…