IMS Museum Appoints Joe Hale As President

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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation Board of Directors has announced that Joe Hale has been named president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.

Upon joining the IMS Museum on January 5, Hale will be responsible for every aspect of the Museum’s operations, curatorial duties and endeavors, programming, communications and advertising, corporate partnerships, philanthropic initiatives, and membership growth.

His larger goal is to reimagine the Museum in a wholesale fashion and guide the Museum staff and supporters toward a future state-of-the-art Museum, community asset, and world-class destination.

A native Hoosier and Hanover College graduate, Hale returns to central Indiana after a five-year stint as executive director of The Dreamland, a year-round non-profit film and cultural center on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

“I look forward to joining the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum as President,” said Hale. “The board’s commitment to transform the Museum into the world’s premier automobile racing museum is exhilarating. Plans to build upon the Museum’s 64-year history of telling the stories of automobile racing around the world and to make the Museum even more interactive, experiential, immersive and educational, are exciting. I look forward to working with the board and staff to make their vision a reality, and Linda and I can't wait to be back home again in Indiana.”

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