Ryan Mosher Returns to WGI as Senior Director of Sales and New Business Development

Patricia Freedman Promoted and Ryan Pedersen Joins Marketing Team

Ryan Mosher

Ryan Mosher is returning to WGI which is where he started his career in 2002.

Watkins Glen International will be welcoming back one of its own as Ryan Mosher has been hired as the new senior director of sales and new business development.  Mosher, a Watkins Glen native, started his professional career at The Glen in 2002 before moving on to positions with International Speedway Corporation (ISC), parent company of WGI, and sister facility Chicagoland Speedway.  Other staffing changes at The Glen include Patricia Freedman being promoted to a new role in the ticketing department and Ryan Pedersen joining the marketing staff.

“Ryan Mosher has proven himself to be a valuable asset to our entire company and we are thrilled to bring him back to lead our sales team,” said Michael Printup, president of Watkins Glen International.  “His rise through the ranks clearly demonstrates his abilities and the knowledge he has of Upstate New York will prove invaluable as we head into the 2011 season.  We are also very proud that we can provide new opportunities for young professionals such as Freedman and Pedersen and we look forward to helping them continue their development.”

“As a Schuyler County native, I cannot express my excitement about returning to Watkins Glen International,” said Mosher.  “I started my career here in 2002 and while I have thoroughly enjoyed my time moving throughout ISC, there is something very satisfying about coming home.  I am very grateful for the opportunities that have been presented to me over the last nine years as they provided the experience that has prepared me for this new leadership position at my home track.” 

Mosher started at the legendary road course in June 2002 as marketing coordinator following his graduation from St. Bonaventure University with a B.B.A. in Business Administration.  His ascension at The Glen was quick and continuous as he was promoted to corporate marketing coordinator in October 2003, followed by a move to corporate sales executive in July 2004, and then senior account executive in October 2005.  His skills and progression were not only noticed at WGI and in April 2006, Mosher accepted the position of marketing partnerships manager for ISC in Daytona Beach, FL.  He continued his professional progression with a promotion to director of partnership sales in August 2009 before moving to Chicago, IL, to take over as the director of corporate partnerships for the sales arm of ISC in the Midwest region and Chicagoland Speedway.  Mosher’s transition to his new role at The Glen is expected to take place gradually over the next several weeks and be completed prior to Opening Weekend, April 16-17. 

Freedman, formerly the ticket services supervisor, has been promoted to ticket office manager.  The Southside High School graduate and Niagara University alum, started at The Glen in June 2006 as a seasonal event gate staff supervisor.  She joined the WGI team full-time as the ticket services supervisor in May 2007.  In her new role, Freedman will supervise the ticket office during the race season, act as the liaison between WGI and the ISC Call Center in Daytona Beach, manage all ticket fulfillments, and hire and manage event gate staff.

Pedersen joins Watkins Glen International as the new consumer marketing manager following his graduation from East Carolina University in May 2009 with a B.S. in Communications.  The responsibilities for his new role includes developing and managing the creation of collateral marketing pieces, assisting with the purchasing, designing, and sizing of print ads, and working with The Glen’s advertising agency on both brand and project development.  The Corning, NY, resident first came to WGI as a media center volunteer for all major events during the 2007 season.  He returned as a marketing intern in 2010 to help run the mobile marketing program known as the “Racing, Only Twisted” Tour.  While Pedersen was born in Newark, Delaware, he grew up and attended school in Bath, NY, and graduated from Bath-Haverling Central High School.  

Tickets for the 2011 race season at Watkins Glen International are on sale NOW! Fans can order their tickets or get more information about the 2011 race season at Watkins Glen International by calling the ticket office at 866-461-RACE (7223) or logging on to the official website, www.TheGlen.com.  Gift certificates and track merchandise can all be purchased at The Shop located at 2 North Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen.  The Shop is open Monday-Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-4, and closed on Sunday.
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