Alex Fennig recently joined JHE from Roush Fenway Racing. As client services manager, Fennig’s responsibilities at JHE include serving as announcer manager at select IndyCar races and assisting with various special events such as Freightliner hospitality and the NASCAR Garage Bar and Grill.
I was thrilled to join the JHE team two months ago. My previous experience had been exclusively at Roush Fenway Racing where I served as events and hospitality manager overseeing the hospitality for all sponsors, both at track and at the headquarters, in addition to managing two sponsor summits each year. During the four years I worked there, I learned so much but was ready for a new challenge.
So far, the transition from one side of the NASCAR business to the other has been positive. Two of the biggest lessons I learned at Roush was to always make your clients happy and never, ever let them see you sweat. Those tips for success are something that I’m able to apply to the production side of the business as well.
Having so many assets under one roof has been a welcome change at JHE. The in-house abilities of the company make executing each project a bit simpler since you can work with your colleagues, as opposed to outside vendors, to make the entire production come together.
I’ve also transitioned to IndyCar which has been a huge change for me. The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg was the first IndyCar race I had ever watched or attended. The sport is a different beast than NASCAR with a different crowd and an overall more laid back feeling. As someone who traveled to 34 NASCAR races last year, it’s been a nice change of pace. When I am traveling, I love the family feel of JHE. The team that travels is smaller and younger which makes each trip that much more enjoyable.
So far, my proudest moment at JHE took place at the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix when I was able to serve as announcer manager on my own for the first time. It was a “do it” moment and went exactly as planned. I can’t wait to experience more moments like that in the future at JHE.
– Alex Fennig