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Erik A. Moses


2021 Panelist

Nashville Superspeedway


UNC Class of:


2021 Bio:

On August 21, 2020, Dover Motorsports, Inc. named Erik A. Moses President of Nashville Superspeedway, making him the first Black man to hold that title at any NASCAR track in history. Moses led the effort to reopen and transform the Nashville Superspeedway to host the inaugural Ally 400 on June 20, 2021 - the first NASCAR Cup Series race held in the Nashville market in nearly 40 years. In addition to assembling a top-notch team, refreshing the brand, renovating the facilities and reintroducing the organization to the Middle Tennessee community, Moses is charged with developing other signature events within a robust event calendar for the facility. Originally opened in 2001 but dormant since 2011, the Lebanon, Tennessee based facility had never previously hosted Cup Series racing.

Prior to joining Dover Motorsports, Moses served as the founding President of the DC Defenders of the XFL professional football league. In that role, he was responsible for all aspects of the team’s business operations and fan engagement, including ticket sales, corporate partnerships, marketing, content, communications and community engagement, and the game day experience.

Over the last decade, Moses served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Sports, Entertainment & Special Events for Events DC, where he managed several of its facilities and worked to attract major events to those venues, including Nationals Park, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and Festival Grounds, the DC Armory, the Entertainment & Sports Arena, Gateway DC Pavilion, and RISE Demonstration Center. Moses also launched Events DC’s corporate partnerships initiative that connected the organization with brands such as PepsiCo, Lyft, Hilton, Marriott, Red Bull, RCN, and the DC Lottery. Before the 2009 merger that created Events DC, Moses was CEO of the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission. In addition to navigating its merger with the Washington Convention Center Authority, Moses oversaw the completion of construction of Nationals Park, the launch and development of the Military Bowl, the creation and launch of the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic, and was the catalyst behind the public-private partnership which developed the Skate Park at RFK Stadium.

Prior to beginning his career in sports and entertainment, he served as the Director of the District of Columbia’s Department of Small and Local Business Development and began his career in private legal practice with Dow Lohnes PLLC. He then joined America Online, Inc. where he served as legal counsel and as a director of business development. Moses has served as Of Counsel at the DC based law firm of Fisch Sigler, LLP and as an adjunct professor in the Sports Industry Management Program at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies. He is a member of the NASCAR DE&I Industry Council and the Rotary Club of Nashville and serves on the board of directors for the DC Jazz Festival and the Military Bowl Foundation.

Erik received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his J.D. from the Duke University School of Law. He is a member of the bar in both Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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