DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway announced today the promotion of two long-time executives at the “World Center of Racing.” Pete D’Agresta has been named Senior Director of Facility Operations and John Power has been named Senior Director of Security.
Both executives report to Daytona International Speedway Vice President of Operations Andrew Gurtis. The promotions became effective earlier this month.
“Both Pete and John are invaluable resources to our team at Daytona International Speedway,” said Gurtis. “Their expertise and dedication help us host memorable and safe events for our guests all season long. I look forward to their ongoing contributions.”
In his new role, D’Agresta will oversee the daily operation of the facility and maintain personnel schedules and the department’s budget, in addition to capital project coordination and management. D’Agresta also works closely with the various sanctioning bodies during major events, directing emergency repairs as needed. He joined Daytona International Speedway in 1991 as a Facilities Manager. In 2002, he was promoted to Director of Facility Operations, responsible for overall facility maintenance as well as overseeing relationships with vendors, contractors and training staff for emergency repairs.
Prior to joining DIS, D’Agresta was the shop foreman for Consolidated Tomoka. He has studied at Daytona State College and is a graduate of Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange, Fla.
As Senior Director, Power oversees all security, traffic and parking for the speedway, including budgeting and staff. He also works closely with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and the various sanctioning bodies to ensure the safety of guests, competitors and executives. Power joined the speedway in 1996 as Deputy Director of Security. In 2002, he was named Director of Corporate Security for parent company International Speedway Corporation (“ISC”) and in 2006 he was promoted to Director of Security for DIS while continuing to serve in his role at ISC.
Prior to joining DIS, Power was a Division Commander with the Daytona Beach Police Department. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Rollins College and completed management and leadership training at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.
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