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Celebrating Women's History Month with Andretti Autosport

In honor of Women’s History Month, Andretti Autosport celebrates the group of women who work within the organization. The 19 women within the championship-winning race team hold titles across all aspects of the business from competition to logistics and commercial offices.  

 “While racing has often been perceived as a male-dominated environment, Andretti Autosport has always been an advocate in creating an equitable workplace,” said company Vice President, Andretti Autosport and Managing Director, Andretti Technologies Marissa Andretti. “I’m grateful that my Dad (Michael) has always promoted the sharing of good ideas and ‘having a voice.’ It’s important to encourage others to share their opinion and foster a collaborative environment because each person’s strengths and experiences are valuable to achieve that competitive edge – and that goes for any industry.”

Andretti Autosport boasts multiple female vice presidents in addition to accountants, engineers, mechanics, partnership management and communications professionals, travel and human resources managers, and a female legal representative. The organization has put a strong focus on employee development and promoting from within throughout all aspects of the team.

“I’ve been with Andretti Autosport since 2007 and I can honestly say that I can’t imagine working anywhere else,” said Vice President of Communications Ryann Weatherford. “This organization has put a lot of time, effort and resources into ensuring that Andretti Autosport creates the best environment for all of its employees, and I think it’s especially obvious when you see the level of employee retention throughout the organization.”

Development Engineer Amanda Gross has experienced Andretti Autosport’s employee development process firsthand, “I came to Andretti nine years ago for an internship in college and never left! My first year was the year we won the Championship in 2012 and then I got to be a part of a 500 win two years later, so I got to experience some great moments early in my career and have really grown as an engineer. I’ve never worked anywhere else, and I think that speaks to the type of place Andretti is. It’s very much an employee-focused place to work and they put a lot of effort into taking care of the people who work here, which makes it an easy place to call home.”

The current group of women at Andretti Autosport have been employed with the team for nearly 100 years collectively with four having over 10 years and nine with over five years of employment with the team.

“I’ve been a race fan since I was very little growing up near Michigan International Speedway, so getting to work at a place like Andretti Autosport doing what I love in a sport that I love has been so much more fun that just going to a ‘normal job’.” said Andretti accounting clerk Lorie Broyles, who will have been with Andretti Autosport for nearly 17 years and is a part of the team’s all-female accounting department. “Andretti Autosport has been such a great place to work for all these years, especially with all of the consideration management has for their employees.”

Andretti Autosport is proud to honor all of the women in motorsports who have come before, the women now, and the ones yet to come.

Women of Andretti Autosport
Marissa Andretti

Ryann Weatherford

Ashlee Huffman 

Tiffany Hemmer

Stephanie Thormann

Lynzy Richey

Brandi Benda 

Megan Barnhart

Tracy Moyer 

Deanna Willhoite

Lorie Broyles 

Candace Clark 

Lori Crane

Amanda Gross 

Lizzie Todd 

Jessica Mace 

Madison Gremore 

Amy Liles 

Jenna Soukup