Stephen serves as Vice President, Promoter and Media Partner Relations for INDYCAR, LLC. In his current role, Stephen manages INDYCAR’s schedule development, including identification of new INDYCAR race venues and the negotiation of agreements with the promoters who control the tracks at which INDYCAR races. He also serves as the primary business contact for INDYCAR to all the promoter and track personnel in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Stephen is also responsible for telecast scheduling, media partner agreements, as well as serving as INDYCAR’s lead point of contact for its media partners.
Prior to being promoted to VP, Promoter and Media Partner Relations for INDYCAR, Stephen spent two years as Deputy General Counsel for Hulman & Company, the parent company to INDYCAR, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IMS Productions, and Clabber Girl. As Deputy GC, Stephen worked on a variety of complex legal issues across the Hulman companies and drafted and negotiated agreements from those related to large motorsports events and concerts at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to television production agreements for IMS Productions and food manufacturing agreements related to Clabber Girl.
Prior to joining Hulman & Company, Stephen spent over two years as an associate at the Indianapolis law firm, Kroger, Gardis and Regas, LLP (KGR), where he concentrated in the areas of Sports & Entertainment and Arbitration, and represented professional sports teams and athletes, and, before that, he spent almost four years as the Legal Affairs Director for the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) where he was involved in the resolution of more than 100 sports doping cases and took part in at least 20 contested arbitration hearings before the American Arbitration Association and Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Immediately following law school, Stephen served as a law clerk for former Indiana Supreme Court Justice Theodore Boehm.
Stephen received his law degree from the Valparaiso University School of Law in 2006 and his undergraduate degree from Drexel University in 2001. While an undergraduate, he was a four year member of the school’s NCAA Division I basketball team. He was the America East Conference scoring leader and a unanimous first team all conference selection in 2001.
Mark graduated Cum Laude in 2000 from the University of North Carolina, Willmington with a BS in Business Management and Film. He next went to The Ohio State University where he graduated with an MBA in Marketing Management in 2005.
Coming to IndyCar in 2008 he became the Manager, Team Business Development. In 2011 Mark became Director, Client Services. Then in 2012 he became Vice President, Partner Strategy. In 2013 he moved to Vice President, Partner Strategy for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar.
In 2016 Mark was elevated to IndyCar Chief of Staff.
See you Tuesday evening a McGilvery’s Speedway…