HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (May 18, 2018) – The Race Team Alliance (“RTA”), an association of Monster
Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams, announced today the hiring of Jonathan Marshall as its Executive
Director. Marshall, formerly the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of the World Surf League,
will begin work as the RTA’s first Executive Director starting immediately following the Coca Cola 600 at
Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Robert Kauffman, co-owner of Chip Ganassi Racing and Chairman of the Race Team Alliance, stated
“The RTA has matured to a point where its Board and Members determined it was time to have a full-
time executive who wakes up every day thinking of how to move the collective interests of the RTA
member Teams forward. During the process of finding our new Executive Director, we were fortunate
to have met with a number of highly qualified and talented individuals which made our decision that
much more difficult. Ultimately, we selected a candidate who had a range of experience across sports,
intellectual property and media rights, operations and sponsorship. I think Jonathan’s diverse
background will be a big boost to the organization.”
“I’m a race fan, first and foremost”, stated Marshall, “and I’ve been impressed by what the RTA has
been able to accomplish in its short history. It shows the strength of the Teams working together on
common goals. There is no doubt that stock car racing, like all major sports, is evolving and working
on new ways to engage their fans in deep and meaningful ways. I am beyond thrilled to have been
selected as the RTA’s Executive Director and am looking forward to working with all of the member
Teams and other industry stakeholders to advance the sport of stock car auto racing.”
Prior to working at the World Surf League, Marshall held positions at USA TODAY Sports Media Group,
and Westwood One. Marshall will be based in the Charlotte area.
There will be media availability with Jonathan Marshall and Rob Kauffman this Saturday at 5:00 pm EST,
prior to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race, at the Charlotte Motor Speedway
RSR Partners (an executive search firm) was engaged by the RTA for the assignment, which was led by
RSR Partners Principal Dany Berghoff.
The RTA is a 501(c)(6) not for profit business organization comprised of racing teams which
compete in stock car racing’s premier series, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. It is
an organization through which its members can collectively preserve, promote and grow the
sport of stock car racing and thereby advance the long-term interests of the racing teams.
More information regarding the RTA can be found at www.raceteamalliance.com