Joe Hale has been named president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. He most recently served as executive director of The Dreamland, a year-round non-profit film and cultural center on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.
Hale started his career as a high school teacher in New Albany and later in Germany He joined the Indiana Arts Commission in 1975, moved to a programming role at historic New Harmony in southwest Indiana, then returned to Indianapolis to lead the Metropolitan Arts Council.
After a decade in commercial real estate, Hale joined PSI Energy in 1992 just before the Plainfield-based company merged with Cincinnati Gas & Electric to form Cincinnati-based Cinergy Corp., now part of Duke Energy. He also served as interim president of PSI Energy and president of CG&E.
Hale is a native Hoosier and Hanover College graduate.