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Lisa Starnes Named Executive Director Of Speedway Children’s Charities
February 25, 2020
In her new role, Starnes will manage and oversee the wide-ranging efforts of the Speedway Children's Charities chapters at the eight major racing facilities across the nation.
Lisa Starnes Named Executive Director Of Speedway Children’s Charities

Speedway Children's Charities (SCC), the nonprofit organization, has announced two new promotions. Lisa Starnes, previously the director of Speedway Children's Charities' Charlotte chapter, will assume the role of the nonprofit's national executive director. Kelly Watts, previously the manager of business development for Speedway Motorsports, will succeed Starnes as director of the Charlotte chapter.

"Speedway Children's Charities is devoted to helping children in need," Speedway Motorsports Chief Experience Officer Jessica Fickenscher said. "Giving Lisa and Kelly these new opportunities perfectly positions Speedway Children's Charities to provide a more wide-ranging, positive effect on children both in the Charlotte community and the country at large."

In her new role, Starnes will manage and oversee the efforts of the Speedway Children's Charities chapters at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Sonoma Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway.

Starnes joined Speedway Children's Charities as the Charlotte chapter's director in October of 2012 after a successful 20-year career in the telecommunications field.

In her new role, Watts will be responsible for developing fundraising strategies, identifying and cultivating potential donors, and providing resources and services for individuals in need in the Charlotte community.

Since its founding in 1982 by the O. Bruton Smith family, SCC has awarded in excess of $58.3 million to nonprofit organizations throughout the nation.

For more information, visit speedwaycharities.org.