Lesa France Kennedy
Executive Vice Chair, NASCAR, Daytona Beach
NASCAR owns and operates 16 major motorsports facilities, including three in Florida: Daytona International Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway and Sebring International Raceway. Kennedy has been a part of NASCAR for more than 30 years, mostly in leadership roles with International Speedway Corp., including as CEO when the motorsports entertainment company merged with NASCAR in 2019. She led the $400-million redevelopment of Daytona International Speedway in 2016.
|EDUCATION||Duke University (BA)|
|NEW HOBBY||I am a novice painter and exhibited this year during our inaugural Art Festival at One Daytona.|
|WORRIES ABOUT||Still challenged by a global pandemic, leading during this difficult time weighs heavily|
|Sabbatical Topic||Fine art would be an incredible passion project.|