News & Multimedia

IMS New Media Member Conklin Honored With Technology Award

Indianapolis Motor Speedway New Media staff member Cassie Conklin received the Rising Star Award at the Indiana Women and Hi Tech Leading Light Awards ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Indianapolis.

Conklin was honored for her outstanding work and involvement with various IMS social media initiatives. Conklin’s contributions toward increasing and better positioning IMS’ social media presence, Web content re-direction and the success of the IMS Social Media Garage at the Indianapolis 500, Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard and the Red Bull Indianapolis GP were cited as reasons for her selection.

“I am honored to receive this award, and I am very thankful for the opportunity to work with an organization like the Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” Conklin said. “It has been particularly fun integrating today’s exciting new technologies into a facility with history and tradition dating back over 100 years.”

The Leading Light Awards honor women of achievement in science, education and technology. More than 400 of Indiana’s most influential business and technology leaders were on hand to honor this year’s award recipients.

Conklin has worked with IMS since April 2011 as a new media assistant. She is expected to graduate from Indiana University at Bloomington with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2013.

“Our events are extremely exciting and high-tech, and our fans are looking for new and innovative ways to connect to our races and the IMS brand,” said Rhonda Winter, chief information officer for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “Cassie added a lot of value to our team, and her energy, creative input and dedication helped us all succeed in offering a more compelling way for our fans to participate in and learn about the activities at our facility.”
 

Show More Show Less
Now Viewing
IMS
 
IMS New Media Member Conklin Honored With Technology Award
Indianapolis Motor Speedway New Media staff member Cassie Conklin received the Rising Star Award at the Indiana Women and Hi Tech Leading Light Awards ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Indianapolis.
Read More
Related Media
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
 
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Receives 2014 NMPA Myers Brothers Award
In recognition of his career achievements as a champion driver, team owner and philanthropist, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was named the recipient of the 2014 NMPA Myers Brothers Award, a prestigious accolade recognizing those who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of stock car racing.
Read More
CICOA at IMS
 
Carpenter Helps Celebrate CICOA Meals & More Program's 18 Millionth Meal
The CICOA Meals & More program works to combat that, providing 2,000 meals every weekday in clients’ homes and at 27 Central Indiana meal sites. And on Wednesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, CICOA served its 18 millionth meal to a senior guest.
Read More
Kevin Harvick Wins the 2014 NASCAR Championship
 
Harvick's Move To Stewart-Haas Pays Off With a Championship
The 38-year-old Californian finally grabbed his title on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, winning the final race of the new NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase. An “elimination” format was implemented for the final 10 races of the season, emphasizing consistency and winning with a few sudden-death moments, and Harvick answered the call each time.
Read More
NASCAR at Homestead
 
Monday Racing Roundup: Harvick Takes it All at Homestead
Title contenders Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano and Ryan Newman battled near the front virtually all afternoon on Sunday at Homestead, and Harvick took the Sprint Cup not by just finishing the highest of the four – but by winning the race.
Read More
NASCAR Chase Final 4
 
One Race, One Champion: NASCAR Championship Preview
Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano and Ryan Newman are the last four standing from the original 16 that opened the Chase at Chicagoland in mid-September. Few could have predicted that foursome – and not a single fan did out of the tens of thousands who submitted Chase grids on a NASCAR.com online contest.
Read More
Items 1 - 5 of 587
Reserve one of our hospitality suites for your next event!
To start planning your event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway please fill out our Information Request Form or contact Phil Sparks at (317) 492-6463 or email at psparks@brickyard.com.
Latest Tweets
Today's @IndyCar 12 Days of Christmas moment is @RyanHunterReay's #Indy500 win. Check it out: http://t.co/amjQXRSUfM
about 56 minutes ago