Hulman, IMS announce retirement of Jeff Belskus in early 2015


Jeff Belskus, the president and chief financial officer for Hulman & Co. (parent company of INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway), will retire effectively in early 2015.

“I’m extremely appreciative to the Hulman-George family and the entire Hulman Board for all of the opportunities they have provided me over these many years,” Belskus said in a statement.

“I’m proud of our multiple accomplishments over my 27 years with IMS and Hulman & Company. I’m looking forward to the next chapter in my life and career.”

Belskus transitioned to his current role within Hulman in the summer of 2013 after serving as IMS president, a role that now belongs to Doug Boles.

He’s also served as Hulman’s chief executive officer, and was interim CEO for the Verizon IndyCar Series following the departure of Randy Bernard in late 2012.

Going farther back, he had also been a Hulman executive vice president and chief financial officer for more than two decades. Altogether, Belskus has been involved with the Hulman empire in one form or another since 1987.

“We’re so very grateful for all Jeff has done over these many years, and we wish him all the best in the future,” Hulman chairman of the board Mari Hulman George said. “He’s always been willing to step into any role to help us be successful and has made countless, lasting contributions.”

Said Hulman’s current CEO, Mark Miles: “With Jeff’s leadership, we have achieved the growth phase we are in now. I particularly have enjoyed and benefited from the opportunity to work closely with Jeff over the last couple of years, and I’m very thankful for Jeff’s thoughtfulness in planning this transition.

“We will miss his daily presence, but look forward to seeing him at the track in the future.”

No word has yet been given on who Belskus’ replacement will be, or when said replacement will come in.