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Melangton To Serve as Honorary Chair of Women’s Summit

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Allison Melangton and Lyn St. James pose in the plaza at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Melangton to Bring Leadership, Passion and Local Knowledge to the Fourth Annual Event

Women in Motorsports North America has announced that Allison Melangton, Sr. Vice President of Penske Entertainment, the parent company of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, is the Honorary Chair of the fourth Women with Drive – Driven by Mobil 1 Summit set for December 9-11, 2024, in Indianapolis.

Melangton is a highly respected leader in business in Indianapolis and has deep roots in the community. She was the CEO and President of the 2012 Super Bowl Host Committee, President of the Indiana Sports Corporation and a member of the NBC Olympic Broadcast Production team for eight Olympic Games.

As Honorary Chair, Melangton will provide expertise through her many years of leadership, especially in the motorsports industry. She will work closely with Summit co-chairs Lyn St. James and Cindy Sisson, as well as the Host Committee which is comprised of local industry leaders working to bring the event to a new level.

“I am honored to serve as the Honorary Chair for this important gathering of worldwide racing industry women and men in Indianapolis this December as a part of the PRI Show,” Melangton said. “Women are continuing the drive for diversity and inclusion in motorsports at all levels, and the Women with Drive IV Annual Summit will bring together influential figures in motorsports for thought leadership and innovation.”

St. James made seven starts in the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, and she was Rookie of the Year in 1992 after finishing 11th.

“I’ve gotten to know Allison over the years and am so pleased she will be joining us as we bring the Women with Drive Summit to Indianapolis,” St. James said. “She’s a ‘get it done’ type of person and a joy to work with. She’s the perfect person to help us reach out to the community to bring together other women and men in the motorsports industry in Indianapolis, ‘The Racing Capital of the World.’

“The purpose of the Summit is to engage everyone in the motorsports industry to help educate, celebrate, and elevate opportunities for women to have careers in motorsports, which will ultimately help grow the sport.”

For more information about the Women with Drive IV – Driven by Mobil 1 Summit and to register to attend, visit