Karen Leetzow was Resigned as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at National-Association-for-Stock-Car-Auto-Racing

Date of management change: September 26, 2019 

What Happened?

Daytona Beach, -based National-Association-for-Stock-Car-Auto-Racing Resigned Karen Leetzow as Senior Vice President and General Counsel

 

About the Company

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for one of North America`s premier sports. NASCAR races are broadcast in more than 150 countries and in 20 languages. In the U.S., races are broadcast on FOX, TNT, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, SPEED and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. NASCAR fans are among the most brand loyal in all of sports, and as a result more Fortune 100 companies participate in NASCAR than any other sport. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series), four regional series, and one local grassroots series, as well as two international series. Also part of NASCAR is GRAND-AM, known for its competition on road courses with multiple classes of cars. NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races at 100 tracks in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, NASCAR has offices in eight cities across North America.

 

About the Person

Karen Leetzow is shifting gears with her promotion to senior vice president and deputy general counsel of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing Inc. (better known across America as NASCAR), where she will have responsibility for the daily operations of the legal department and oversee litigation. During her time at NASCAR, Leetzow had worked on some key contracts and initiatives, according to her biography, including the highest-profile and most-complicated rights agreement in the company’s history. Before joining the race for the checkered flag, Leetzow worked in international law with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of International Affairs, practiced commercial litigation in Maryland, and worked at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a senior trademark examining attorney. She joined NASCAR as its first in-house trademark counsel in 1999. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont, Burlington, and a law degree from the American University, Washington College of Law.  

 

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