CHANDLER, Ariz. (January 3, 2024) – Radford Racing School, the world’s premier driving and racing school, announced today that automotive industry veteran Mark Valentino has been hired as the school’s Director of Business Development. Valentino will leverage his extensive experience in insurance and risk management, as well as the motorsports community, to his new role in helping expand the school’s industry presence through promotional campaigns, strategic partnerships and special events. He will also lead the development of the school’s newest program, the Radford Motorsports Club. Valentino started January 1, 2024.
“Mark will play an important role in our leadership team at Radford Racing School,” said Chuck Sundstrom, General Manager at Radford Racing School. “As a proven business executive and automotive industry veteran, he brings a passion for motorsports that will help us develop exciting new programs for novice and advanced drivers alike.”
Mark has more than 25 years of commercial insurance experience, including seven years at Hagerty where he was responsible for regional development with a special focus on motorsports teams, racetracks and racing events. Over the years, he has built strategic partnerships with some of the leading motorsports brands, teams and racing facilities.
“I’m thrilled to join the Radford Racing School team and lend my experience to one of the most respected performance driving schools in the country,” said Valentino. “As a long-time resident of Arizona, and former student of Radford, I have a deep appreciation for the school’s 50-plus year history. I look forward to applying my career experience to create programs that will inspire new drivers and enthusiasts, as well as advance the careers of the next generation of racers.”
About Radford Racing School
Founded in 1968, the Radford Racing School, located in Chandler, Ariz., is the only purpose-built driver training facility for performance enthusiasts and the largest driver training center of its kind in the world. It is also the Official High Performance Driving School of Dodge SRT. The school maintains over 80 race-prepared vehicles, sedans, SUVs, and open wheel formula cars, as well as gas-powered go-karts. For more information about the school, visit RadfordRacingSchool.com or call (480) 403-7600.
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