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COTA Promotes Rick Abbott To COO
January 13, 2020
As Chief Operating Officer, Abbott will continue to work closely with Circuit of The Americas (COTA) CEO and Chairman Bobby Epstein as well as race leadership from Formula 1, IndyCar, and more.
COTA Promotes Rick Abbott To COO

Circuit of The Americas (COTA) announced that Rick Abbott has been named Chief Operating Officer of the Austin, Texas track. 

As Chief Operating Officer, Abbott will continue to work closely with CEO and Chairman Bobby Epstein—as well as race leadership from Formula 1, IndyCar, and MotoGP—on growth and planning initiatives.

Abbott will oversee day-to-day operations, create and implement strategy and policies, and foster employee alignment with COTA's goals.

"Rick has brought a new level of planning and preparation to all facets of COTA's operations. After leading the company through its most successful Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, implementing a system of responsibility and accountability, as well as bringing a new level of planning and preparation to all facets of COTA's operations, Rick has been a key part of COTA's growth and overall success," COTA CEO and Chairman Epstein said. "With Rick as Chief Operating Officer, I am confident that he will enhance our current efforts and help COTA grow as an international travel destination."

Abbott has been instrumental in the implementation and growth of current ventures, including the Germania Insurance Amphitheater and the USL Austin Bold FC team.

During Abbott's time at COTA, he has designed and implemented business operations for the entire company, worked closely with the CFO on annual operations and capital budgeting, and directed operational strategies.

Prior to joining COTA in 2018, Abbott had successful leadership roles overseeing NBC's Rockefeller Center and ESPN's worldwide operations.

For more information, visit thecircuit.com.