On Tuesday, October 1, 2017, Glen Cromwell became only the fourth President in the history of the National Hot Rod Association becoming what many feel is the first blue-collar leader of the Glendora, Ca-based series since founder Wally Parks. His appointment begins on January 1, 2018.
Cromwell rose through NHRA’s ranks from Division Director to become Senior Vice President, Media and Marketing.
Cromwell succeeds Peter Clifford as President. Clifford will assume the newly created post of Chief Executive Officer, following over 20 years with the organization, including serving as its president since 2015. Cromwell will head up NHRA’s leadership team and will report to Clifford and the board.
Cromwell joined NHRA in 1997 and has been a key player leading the sport’s marketing efforts for the past 20 years. In addition, he has been leading all of the sanctioning body’s television and new media activities and its owned racetracks.
In this exclusive interview, Cromwell discusses with CompetitionPlus.com Publisher Bobby Bennett his road to the leadership position, as well as parts of his vision for the future.