Detroit Regional Chamber Bio

Bud Denker

Bud Denker is president of Penske Corp., a global transportation services company. He also serves as executive vice president of human resources for Penske Automotive Group, overseeing the organization’s associates across its 350 globally located automotive dealerships and heavy-duty truck locations.

In addition, Denker serves in other roles within Penske Corp. including executive vice president of Penske Racing, whose operations include teams competing in the Verizon IndyCar Series, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series, WeatherTech SportsCar Series, and Virgin Australia Supercars Series.

Denker serves as chairman of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, which provides more than $50 million in economic benefit to the Detroit region annually while showcasing the city to a worldwide audience. Denker is engaged in many Detroit-based organizations including the Downtown Detroit Partnership, Detroit Regional Chamber, and the Executive Board of The Parade Company.