The only general manager the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park has ever known will be retiring sometime next year.
To make sure the transition goes smoothly, the organization is already advertising for Mitch Wright’s successor.
We came across this job listing for the position on jobs.teaconnect.org, run by Themed Entertainment Association, founded in 1991 as an international non-profit association representing the world’s leading creators, developers, designers and producers of compelling places and experiences – worldwide.
According to the listing, the new GM will be the most senior manager of the Motorsports Park and will report to the President and CEO of the NCM, Dr. Sean Preston.
He or she will be responsible for the overall planning, development, and management of the park’s daily business operations and resources to ensure the accomplishment of goals and achievement of a positive image.
The new manager will lead the development and implementation of short- and long-term operating plans to foster growth and sustainability, working with NCM team members to oversee program planning, integration, and collaboration.
The GM will also be responsible for the overall financial condition of the park, actively promoting efforts to balance the budget and control operating costs.
According to the job listing, the ideal candidate will be an accomplished business leader with motorsports industry experience a plus. Key skills and attributes should include leadership and vision, business acumen, ability to build strong and sustainable relationships, excellent communications skills, and a bachelor’s degree.
At the time of his appointment in late 2013 while the park was still under construction, Wright was praised as “our number one choice” to become the general manager by Wendell Strode, then executive director of the NCM. Wright came to the NCM Motorsports Park with much experience at several successful facilities, including Miller Motorsports Park in Utah, NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans, and Pittsburgh International Race Complex. He was also a championship-winning race car driver, a highly respected race car builder and developer, and the architect of the SCCA World Challenge racing series’ rise to prominence.
Under Wright’s leadership, the park has grown into one of the most popular such facilities in the nation, with a vision of creating a safe and challenging environment where drivers of all ages, interests and skill levels can become more proficient behind the wheel. Whether the goal is teen driver safety or the excitement of high performance recreational driving, participants can learn through classroom instruction and on-track with a certified instructor, designed to help students increase their ability and build skills that can be applied to the track and the real world.
The park has more than 1½ miles of frontage on I-65 across from the NCM and the Corvette Assembly Plant and is one of the most centrally located and easily accessible driving facilities in the U.S. The first phase of the park includes 200 acres, and an adjoining 219 acres is under option, incorporated in the second phase of the Master Development Plan for possible future development.
Whoever seizes the opportunity to take over the reins of the Motorsports Park is likely in for some exciting times, especially with the enthusiasm over the eighth-generation mid-engine 2020 Corvette. If you think you have what it takes to lead the park into the future, visit this website for more information: General Manager in Bowling Green, KY for National Corvette Museum.
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