Who are Curt Brighton and Jeff Belskus?
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Tuesday that Curt Brighton, currently executive vice president and chief legal counsel, will become president and CEO of Hulman & Company. Jeff Belskus, currently executive vice president and chief financial officer, will become president and CEO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation. The moves mean that Tony George will no longer be president and CEO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation, Hulman & Company and their affiliated companies.
Belskus has had primary leadership responsibility for the financial operation of Hulman & Company in Terre Haute and its subsidiaries, including IMS and the Indy Racing League. The Terre Haute native joined the company in 1987 and was elevated to treasurer in 1989. Already functioning as the company’s chief financial officer, he was promoted to vice president in 1991 and named the company’s executive vice president in 1994.
Brighton joined Hulman & Company in 1994 as vice president and general counsel. He was promoted in October 2002 to executive vice president and general counsel of Hulman & Company, and serves in a similar capacity for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Clabber Girl Corporation and Indy Racing League, the principal operating businesses in the Hulman family of companies.
Prior to joining Hulman & Company, Brighton practiced law in Terre Haute, Ind. In addition to his duties at Hulman & Company, Brighton is a board member of several business and civic organizations, including First Financial Corporation, First Financial Bank, Indiana State University Foundation, Princeton Mining Company, Templeton Coal Company, Union Hospital and United States Auto Club. His professional affiliations include the Indiana State Bar Association and the Iowa State Bar Association.
Brighton’s responsibilities have included coordinating the legal, risk management, human resource, real estate and philanthropic activities for all Hulman-affiliated businesses.