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Krannert Executive Forum - Allison Melangton

Allison Melangton

Allison Melangton

Senior Vice President
Hulman Motorsports

Allison Melangton joined Hulman Motorsports Corporation as Senior Vice President on November 1, 2014 and is responsible for overall production of major events and strategic planning at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, including the famed Indianapolis 500-mile race.  In 2016, she led the planning and execution of the 100th Running of the Indy 500 which was recognized as Sports Business Journal’s Sports Event of the Year.

Prior to joining Hulman Motor Sports, Melangton served on the Executive Leadership team of Indiana Sports Corp for twenty years, serving the last two years as President from September 1, 2012 until October of 2014.  Four of those years were serving as CEO and president of the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee from 2008 through 2012.  Widely regarded as the most engaging and successfully organized Super Bowl in history, Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis featured the Super Bowl Village, which drew more than 1.1 million people to downtown Indianapolis; $154 million of investment in the city’s Near Eastside through the Legacy Project; more than 8,000 volunteers serving in a variety of roles; and community, youth and green initiatives that impacted hundreds of thousands of individuals.

Melangton was honored with a “Sagamore of the Wabash” by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels in 2012, and recognized as a “Living Legend” by the Indiana Historical Society in 2014. Sports Business Journal, the nation’s industry-leading publication, named Melangton as a recipient of its “Game Changer” Award in 2012.  In 2017 Melangton received recognition for two Lifetime Achievement Awards, the Jefferson Award for Community Impact and College Mentors for Kids. Melangton also serves on the Board of Directors for OneAmerica Financial Partners, Inc., the 500 Festival, the Indianapolis Economic Club, the 2021 NBA All-Star, the St. Vincent Foundation, the 2022 College Football Championship and EDGE Mentoring.  Melangton was nationally recognized with the 2011 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award for working as a liaison between the National Football League and the Indianapolis community for the 2012 Super Bowl.  Melangton is also 2009 graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy.

Melangton is a graduate of Colorado State University with a bachelor of arts in Sports Administration. Prior to joining Indiana Sports Corp, Melangton directed national and international events for 11 years for Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics. Melangton also worked at nine Olympic Games, the last six as an Associate Producer for the gymnastics broadcast by NBC Sports, the most recent the 2016 summer games in Rio de Janeiro. She has won five Emmy Awards for her work as a member of the NBC Sports broadcast team.

Allison has been married for 32 years to husband, Tom, and has one son, Cameron, who is 25.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the world's largest spectator sporting facility, has been the worldwide leader in motorsports entertainment since opening in 1909.  IMS hosted the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday, May 26, the world's largest single-day annual sporting event.  The Speedway also is hosting the stars of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship during the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line event week September 4-8, which also includes the Indiana 250 and Driven2SaveLives BC39 powered by NOS Energy Drink.  Living up to its reputation as a bucket list sporting venue, throughout the 2019 season IMS will welcome the stars of the NTT IndyCar Series, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires and the Ladies Professional Golf Association.