LESA FRANCE KENNEDY
EXECUTIVE VICE CHAIR, NASCAR, DAYTONA BEACH
NASCAR acquired motorsports entertainment company International Speedway Corp. in 2019. Kennedy has served as CEO of ISC for 10 years, having held a variety of leadership positions over 30 years. In Daytona Beach, she leads the $400-million redevelopment of Daytona International Speedway and the development of One Daytona, NASCAR’s 300,000-sq.-ft. outdoor and lifestyle destination.
|EDUCATION||Duke University (BA)|
|SOMETHING SURPRISING||I’m naturally a shy person.|
|FLORIDA ISSUE||Support of our tourism industry is key to the state’s economic growth. Continued proper funding of tourism marketing efforts is not only necessary to support those employed in the hospitality industry, it brings visitors to our communities, who in turn support our businesses and pay taxes.|
|FAVORITE VACATION||An adventure trip to New Zealand. I love nature, the outdoors and people.|