In a continued effort to bolster its team not only on the race track but in the office, John Force Racing announced today that it has hired 32-year-old Justin Kamm as its Director of Corporate Partnerships.
“It’s important to us that we have a point person for our great sponsors and for that person to be able to create new partnerships and grow this team. We can’t do what we love to do on the race track if we don’t have their support and are able to accommodate them. Justin is a great fit for that role,” said John Force Racing CEO and driver of the PEAK Coolant and Motor Oil Chevy Camaro SS Funny Car John Force. “His experience and ability to manage high-level clients is essential. Not to mention his charisma and personality will be a great addition to the team we have taking care of things off the race track.”
Relocating to California from West Palm Beach, Fla., Kamm will manage John Force Racing’s corporate sponsorships and work closely with Director of Marketing Kelly Antonelli at the racing headquarters in Brownsburg, Ind., and Director of Public Relations Sara Slaughter at the Yorba Linda, Calif., corporate headquarters.
A 2011 graduate of Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C., where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music Business, Kamm has most recently worked for IRG Sports + Entertainment as the Director of Corporate Partnerships where he developed and managed corporate relationship ranging from event sponsorship, facility sponsorship, advertising agreements, as well as managed all contract negotiation, execution and contract deliverables. Kamm had his hand in marketing initiatives including social media, email marketing and on-site activation.
In addition, Kamm has a background of working with New Jersey Motorsports Park for five years where he served as Director of Marketing, Events and Sales and led the marketing department in all advertising, co-marketing partnerships, promotions and social media. He also oversaw the development of effective content, creative and digital for all advertising and promotions of events, facilities and marketing partners.
“I’m excited to be working with John Force Racing. They are a top tier motorsports team and I look forward to being able to promote their brand and in turn the sport of drag racing,” said Kamm. “Their cast of drivers and their presence in the industry is enormous. I’m eager to start bringing in new partnerships and strengthen the relationships they have already developed with their list of great sponsors.”
As Director of Corporate Partnerships, Kamm will attend all race events, his first being this weekend’s DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.