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Roger Curtis

Director, Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development

Roger Curtis is the director of the Department of Talent and Economic Development. He previously spent 10 years as president of Michigan International Speedway. Under his leadership, MIS hosted two annual NASCAR races – bringing an estimated $414 million in economic activity to the state.

Curtis worked to make MIS a year-round destination with the addition of sports car and go karting events, automotive research and development programs and non-motorsports events such as a Tough Mudder and Faster Horses. He also has served as vice president of sales and marketing at California Speedway, senior director of marketing and sales at Richmond International Raceway and director of marketing and sales at Watkins Glen International. He is a graduate of Indiana State University.