Joie Chitwood III is new Barrett-Jackson COO


Joie Chitwood III is new Barrett-Jackson COO


Joie Chitwood III is new Barrett-Jackson COO


Veteran live event and motorsports industries executive Joie Chitwood III is the new Barrett-Jackson Auction Chief Operating Officer and will work alongside B-J chairman and CEO Craig Jackson, leading the auction company’s day-to-day business operations.

Chitwood joins the Arizona-based company from his previous position as V-P of Corporate Development and Tournament Director for the Arnold Palmer Group in Orlando, Fla.

“I couldn’t be more excited to welcome Joie to the Barrett-Jackson family,” said Jackson. “He’s had an incredibly accomplished career and I look forward to him bringing his well-respected enthusiasm, leadership and ingenuity to Barrett-Jackson. Joie’s experience coupled with the recently announced IMG partnership confirms the future is as bright as it’s ever been at Barrett-Jackson, and I look forward to what’s in store as we continue to grow and engage the collector car community.”

Prior to his position with the Arnold Palmer Group, Chitwood served as Executive V-P and COO of International Speedway Corporation where he was responsible for the leadership, management and operation oversight of the 12 ISC motorsports facilities including its flagship, Daytona International Speedway (DIS).

Before joining ISC, Chitwood also served as president and COO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, overseeing daily operations for the facility, including the world’s largest single-day sporting event in the world, the prestigious Indianapolis 500.

“Barrett-Jackson’s legacy as the world’s greatest collector car auctions is well-known within the live event community and I’ve long held a deep admiration for what Craig and his family have built over the last 50 years,” said Chitwood. “The opportunity to join a world-class organization, and to do so shortly after the partnership announcement with IMG, a global leader in events, is an exceptional one. I look forward to working alongside Craig and the entire Barrett-Jackson team as we accelerate into 2023 and beyond.”

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