Circuit of The Americas (COTA) announced today that Jason Rittenberry, CFE has been named chief strategy officer. In this position, Rittenberry will serve as part of the senior leadership team and be responsible for developing new business models and revenue streams for COTA.
Rittenberry is the former President and CEO of IRG Sports + Entertainment, one of the biggest parent companies of multiple sports and entertainment properties. He resigned from that company in June 2015.
A young, successful manager, he started his career in the motorsports industry at Memphis Motorsports Park. By age 25 and just six weeks into his Memphis gig, he was promoted to vice president and general manager of the organization. In addition to his vast experience within the industry, Rittenberry has received numerous accolades for his work, which include Memphis and South Florida Business Journal’s “Top Forty Under 40” and the first annual “Innovator of the Year” award by the Racetrack Business Conference at the 2014 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show for his innovation in the motorsports industry.
As one of the industry’s forward-thinking executives, Rittenberry, who is certified by the International Association of Venue Managers as a Certified Facilities Executive™ (CFE) and is on faculty as an Instructor at the IAVM Venue Management School (VMS), is a proven successful senior level sports and entertainment leader with extensive experience as a venue manager and corporate executive. Rittenberry is the former President and CEO of IRG Sports + Entertainment, the parent company of multiple sports and entertainment properties.
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