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Nashville Business Breakfast - Erik Moses

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 7:00 AM-8:30 AM

George Shinn Event Center and Virtual

Erik Moses

Lipscomb University and the Nashville Business Journal are presenting the latest Nashville Business Breakfast featuring Erik Moses, the president of the Nashville Superspeedway. 

The event will take place both in person at the George Shinn Event Center and over Zoom for those preferring to attend virtually. 

Registration is required by Thursday, November 4. 

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The Nashville Business Journal in collaboration with Lipscomb University will be requiring any participants who attend this event in person to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have received a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to the event. In-person attendees will receive additional instructions for how to report their vaccination or negative test status. Additional safety protocols may be in place, which may include indoor mask requirements, physical distancing, and hand sanitizing stations.

 

More about the speaker

On August 21, 2020, Dover Motorsports, Inc. named Erik A. Moses President of Nashville  Superspeedway, becoming the first Black person to hold that title at any NASCAR track in the sport’s history. Moses is leading the efforts to reopen and revitalize the Nashville Superspeedway - originally opened in 2001 but dormant since 2011. The sold-out inaugural Ally 400 on Father’s Day 2021 marked the first NASCAR Cup Series race for the Lebanon, Tennessee-based facility, the first Cup Series race in the Nashville market since 1984, and the first full grandstand sellout for NASCAR since the COVID-19  pandemic. 

Prior to joining Dover Motorsports, Moses served as the founding President of the DC Defenders of the  XFL. In that role, he was responsible for all aspects of the team’s business operations and fan engagement, including ticket sales, corporate partnerships, marketing, content, communications and community engagement, and the game day experience. 

Over the last decade, Moses served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Sports,  Entertainment & Special Events for Events DC, where he managed many of its facilities and worked to attract major events to those venues, including Nationals Park, the Walter E. Washington Convention  Center, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and Festival Grounds, the DC Armory, the Entertainment  & Sports Arena, Gateway DC Pavilion, and RISE Demonstration Center. Moses also led Events DC’s corporate partnerships initiative that connected the organization with brands such as AT&T, PepsiCo,  Lyft, Red Bull, Hilton, RCN, and the DC Lottery. Before the 2009 merger that created Events DC, Moses was CEO of the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission. In addition to leading its merger with the  Washington Convention Center Authority, Moses oversaw the completion of the construction of  Nationals Park, the launch and development of the Military Bowl, the creation and launch of the AT&T  Nation’s Football Classic, and was the catalyst behind the public-private partnership which developed the Skate Park at RFK Stadium. 

Prior to beginning his career in sports and entertainment, he served as the Director of the District of  Columbia’s Department of Small and Local Business Development and began his legal career in private practice with Dow Lohnes PLLC. He then joined America Online, Inc. where he served as legal counsel and as a director of business development. Moses has served as Of Counsel at the DC-based law firm of  Fisch Sigler, LLP and as an adjunct professor in the Sports Industry Management Program at Georgetown  University’s School of Continuing Studies. He serves on the board of directors for the DC Jazz Festival,  the Military Bowl Foundation, is a member of the NASCAR Industry Diversity Council, and previously served on board of the US Tennis Association – Mid-Atlantic Section. 

Erik received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his J.D.  from the Duke University School of Law. He holds an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from  LeMoyne-Owen College and is a member of the bar in both Maryland and the District of Columbia. Erik is married to Mioshi James Moses and is the father of Evan and Ethan Moses.