CORPORATE/TEAM OWNERS

Representatives for Women in Motorsports North America include the following individuals:

Beth Paretta

WOMEN IN MOTORSPORTS NA CO-FOUNDER & CEO/Team Principal, Paretta Autosport

Hometown | Residence:
Farmington, CT | Detroit, MI

First Year in Racing: 1992

Greatest Accomplishment:
Leading a women-forward team at the Indianapolis 500

Advice:
Run your own race on and off the track. In business and life, be collaborative, supportive, and flexible. Healthy teams can achieve great things together.

Marissa Andretti

Vice President, Andretti Autosport & Managing Director, Andretti Technologies

Hometown | Residence:
Nazareth, PA | Indianapolis, IN

First Year in Racing: 1990 

Greatest Accomplishment:
Securing primary sponsorship for my brother’s Indy 500 (while not working in sales.)

Advice:
Stand in your truth, dream big, and remain courageous!

Sharon Brawner

National Corvette Museum, President & CEO

Hometown | Residence:
Hodgenville, KY | Nashville, TN

First Year in Racing: 2021

Greatest Accomplishment:
Appointment to the President & CEO position for the NCM

Advice:
Leadership requires us to set/communicate the vision, remove any obstacles and provide necessary resources….after that, leadership needs to get out of the way.

Sarah Burgess

Owner, BMI Racing LLC

Hometown | Residence:
Brisbane, Australia | Salt Lake City, UT

First Year in Racing: 2011

Greatest Accomplishment:
Creating the opportunity to race alongside my daughter.

Advice:
There are going to be bad days, but that’s not a reason to quit. Dig deep and keep pushing!

Cynthia "C.C." Charbeneau

National Commercial Motorsports Broker, Hagerty, Inc.

Hometown | Residence:
Mooresville, NC | Elk Rapids, MI

First Year in Racing: 1975

Greatest Accomplishment:
Being hired for my dream job at Hagerty and helping develop our commercial motorsports insurance program!

Advice:
Never Underestimate the power and drive of a woman who loves what she does!

Kelley Earnhardt Miller

Vice President, Co Owner JR MOTORSPORTS

Hometown | Residence:
Mooresville, NC | Statesville, NC

First Year in Racing: 1993

Greatest Accomplishment:
Managing the career of my brother, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Advice:
I wrote a book, Drive, 9 Lessons to Win in Business and Life. Check it out for a lot of great advice. In my career, one thing that sticks with me is to aim for the win-win when negotiating. You can never lose in my opinion if that’s the goal.

Angelic Hathaway

Product Manager-Motorsports at Hagerty

Hometown | Residence:
Detroit, MI | Traverse City, MI

First Year in Racing: 1995

Greatest Accomplishment:
Achieving my goal of becoming a subject matter expert in motorsports insurance.

Advice:
Believe in yourself, your self-doubt is often the biggest obstacle to achieving your goals.

Jessie Hettinger

Katie Hettinger Racing, Co-Owner

Hometown | Residence:
Dryden, MI | Dryden, MI

First Year in Racing: 1998

Greatest Accomplishment:
Helping to coach my daughter through a racing career in a male dominated sport; and achieving the role of Director of Engineering at GM and being a culture change agent at the company.

Advice:
We need to look at other women not as competitors, but as allies. We need to boost each other, encourage each other, and celebrate each other.

Betsy Holleman

Speedway Children's Charities - Development Manager

Hometown | Residence:
Bristol, TN | Bristol, TN

First Year in Racing: 2011

Greatest Accomplishment:
Raising over $1 million in 2016.

Advice:
A job worth doing – is worth doing well! No matter the job, do it as unto the Lord.

Judy Kean

EPARTRADE, Co-Founder

Hometown | Residence:
Laguna Niguel, CA | Laguna Niguel, CA

First Year in Racing: 1998

Greatest Accomplishment:
Handling thousands of racing businesses at the PRI Trade Show, for over 20 years. Enjoy helping small and large businesses grow.

Advice:
Always be a work in progress.

Teena Larsen

Kiwi Motorsport Owner

Hometown | Residence:
Thames, NZ | Ajax, Canada

First Year in Racing: 1986

Greatest Accomplishment:
Starting a race team to provide a pathway for young racers.

Advice:
Visualize and believe you have won those trophies, and for that they are yours for the taking.

Anna Lenzi

Team Manager, Risi Competizione

Hometown | Residence:
Sao Paulo, Brazil | Houston, TX

First Year in Racing: 2006

Greatest Accomplishment:
2019 Petit Le Mans win in class GTLM.

Advice:
Don’t let the environment intimidate you.

Cynthia Lucchese

Chief Strategy Officer, Penske Entertainment

Hometown | Residence:
Indianapolis, IN | Indianapolis, IN

First Year in Racing: 2014

Greatest Accomplishment:
Sale of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, INDYCAR and IMS Productions to Penske Corp

Advice:
Be confident, be daring. You can accomplish almost anything if you BELIEVE you can do it!

Alivia Mattioli

Senior Manager, Partnerships, Penske Entertainment

Hometown | Residence:
Old Forge, PA | Indianapolis, IN

First Year in Racing: 2008

Greatest Accomplishment:
Contributing to the success of a multi-generation family business as the third generation in motorsports.

Advice:
If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.

Kim McCullough

Board of Directors, TechForce Foundation

Hometown | Residence:
Armonk, NY | Pompton Plains, NJ

First Year in Racing: 1994

Greatest Accomplishment:
Making a career out of my passion

Advice:
Move and Modify.

Deb Schneider

Owner, Schneider Law Office

Hometown | Residence:
Rochester Hills, MI | Rochester Hills, MI

First Year in Racing: 2000

Greatest Accomplishment:
Working with the entire CART organization to put on the CART race in Germany in September 2001, following 9/11.

Advice:
Don’t give up – look for opportunities and use them to promote each other. We are better together.

Victoria Thomas

Senior VP, CFO and Owner of Kelly-Moss Road and Race

Hometown | Residence:
Madison, WI | Fitchburg, WI

First Year in Racing: 2012

Greatest Accomplishment:
100 racing podiums for our team in 2021

Advice:
I live by the Poetic Principle: You always find what you seek. The good in people, the lessons in loss and the value in failure. Taking full responsibility for every aspect of yourself is the path to success and happiness.