INDIANAPOLIS (May 1, 2019) – As we enter into the greatest month here in the racing capital of the world, EDGE Mentoring is thrilled to announce Allison Melangton as the newest member of its Board of Directors. Allison currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Hulman Motorsports and is responsible for the overall production of major events and strategic planning at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, including the famed Indianapolis 500-mile race. In 2016, she led the planning and execution of the 100th Running of the Indy 500 which was recognized as Sports Business Journal’s Sports Event of the Year.
“I’m thrilled for this opportunity to serve on the board of EDGE Mentoring,” says Allison. “I’ve had my eye on this organization for several years and their mission of advancing whole-life intergenerational mentoring relationships has really resonated with me. Their commitment to pursuing excellence and the leaders who have gotten involved from around the country is truly inspiring.”
Prior to Hulman Motorsports, Allison served on the Executive Leadership team of Indiana Sports Corp for 20 years, serving the last two years as President. From 2008 to 2012, Allison served as CEO and president of the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee. Widely regarded as the most engaging and successfully organized Super Bowl in history, Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis featured the Super Bowl Village, which drew more than 1.1 million people to downtown Indianapolis; $154 million of investment in the city’s Near Eastside through the Legacy Project; more than 8,000 volunteers serving in a variety of roles; and community, youth and green initiatives that impacted hundreds of thousands of individuals.
Allison was honored with a “Sagamore of the Wabash” by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels in 2012, and recognized as a “Living Legend” by the Indiana Historical Society in 2014. Sports Business Journal, the nation’s industry-leading publication, named Melangton as a recipient of its “Game Changer” Award in 2012. In 2017, Allison received recognition for two Lifetime Achievement Awards, the Jefferson Award for Community Impact and College Mentors for Kids. Melangton also serves on the Board of Directors for OneAmerica Financial Partners, Inc., the 500 Festival, the Indianapolis Economic Club, the 2021 NBA All-Star, the St. Vincent Foundation, the 2022 College Football Championship, and now, EDGE Mentoring.
About EDGE Mentoring
EDGE Mentoring is a national, faith-based mentoring organization in Indianapolis, Indiana that currently impacts more than 5,000 lives in 40 different states. EDGE connects young professionals with seasoned leaders in meaningful mentoring relationships that bridge the gap between work, home, faith, and community. Through these mentoring relationships, transformative experiences, content curation, and community involvement, EDGE is pursuing its mission of developing whole-life excellence in the next generation of leaders.