WIMNA Announces Penske Entertainment’s Allison Melangton as Honorary Chair Of Women with Drive IV-Driven by Mobil 1 Summit


Melangton to Bring Leadership, Passion, and Local Knowledge to the Fourth Annual Event

Indianapolis, Indiana (June 26, 2024)— Women in Motorsports North America today announced that Allison Melangton, Sr. Vice President of Penske Entertainment, the parent company of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, is the Honorary Chair of the fourth Women with Drive – Driven by Mobil 1 Summit set for December 9-11, 2024, in Indianapolis.  Allison is a highly respected leader in business in Indianapolis and has deep roots in the community. Allison was formerly the CEO and President of the 2012 Super Bowl Host Committee, President of the Indiana Sports Corporation, and was a member of the NBC Olympic Broadcast Production team for eight Olympic Games.

As Honorary Chair, Melangton will provide her expertise through her many years of leadership, especially in the motorsports industry. Melangton will work closely with Summit co-chairs Lyn St. James and Cindy Sisson, as well as the Host Committee, made up of local industry leaders who are working to bring the event to a new level.  

“I am honored to serve as the Honorary Chair for this important gathering of worldwide racing industry women and men in Indianapolis this December as a part of the PRI Show,” said Allison Melangton. “Women are continuing the drive for diversity and inclusion in motorsports at all levels, and the Women with Drive IV Annual Summit will bring together influential figures in motorsports for thought leadership and innovation.”

“I’ve gotten to know Allison over the years and am so pleased she will be joining us as we bring the Women with Drive Summit to Indianapolis,” said Lyn St. James. “She’s a ‘get it done’ type of person and a joy to work with. She’s the perfect person to help us reach out to the community to bring together other women and men in the motorsports industry in Indianapolis, the racing capitol of the country. The purpose of the Summit is to engage everyone in the motorsports industry to help educate, celebrate, and elevate opportunities for women to have careers in motorsports, which will ultimately help grow the sport.”

You can learn more and register for the Women with Drive IV – Driven by Mobil 1 Summit through our website: http://www.womenwithdrivesummit.com

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About Penske Entertainment Corp.
Penske Entertainment Corp., a subsidiary of Penske Corporation, owns the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and IMS Productions. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has hosted the world’s largest single-day sporting event – the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race – for more than 100 years. The venue has also hosted NASCAR, Formula One and other racing series events throughout its storied history. The NTT INDYCAR SERIES continues to be the premier open-wheel racing series in North America and is one of the most competitive championships in the world. IMS Productions is a leading video services and production company.

About Women in Motorsports North America (WIMNA)
WIMNA is a US 501(c)3 charitable organization founded by motorsports icons Lyn St. James and Beth Paretta. WIMNA is a community of motorsports professionals devoted to supporting opportunities for women across all motorsport disciplines by creating an inclusive, resourceful environment to foster mentorship, advocacy, education, and growth, ensuring our sport’s continued strength and successful future. More information is available at https://womeninmotorsportsna.com


Cindy Sisson, Executive Director
Women in Motorsports North America

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