As vice president of events at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS), Brandon Hutchison oversees day-to-day operation logistics for the facility, special event organization, short track racing programming, creating the race schedules, serving as the sanctioning body liaison and so much more. For the past 18 years since joining AMS, Hutchison has worked closely with the JHE team.
Hutchison joined AMS as an intern immediately after graduating from Georgia Southern University in 1995. The communications art major became a full-time employee shortly after joining the team and was then promoted to director of events three years later.
Hutchison currently resides in Stockbridge, Ga., with his wife, Sandy. The couple has three sons: Brandon, 25, Cole, 17, and Ryan, 9.
Q&A with Brandon
- What is the best lesson from college that still applies to your job? Don’t put something off until tomorrow if it can be done today.
- What is the best career advice you ever received? Be honest, upfront, and when necessary, don’t be afraid to have difficult conversations.
- What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? I tend to not look back so I’m really hoping my next event will be my proudest accomplishment.
- What is the biggest myth about your job? It’s all fun and games.
- What is the insider secret to your job? Put the right people in good situations and most everything else will fall into place.
- What is the best part of working with JHE? They are the most trustworthy partner I choose to do business with. I deal with hundreds of vendors, and there is only one that I will give complete trust to. That one is JHE.
- What has most impressed you about JHE? Their prompt response time. Whether it’s a call, text or email, those guys always get right back to me.
Seven Things You May Not Know About Brandon
- I spend my weekends… mostly at the racetrack. However, on the rare occasion I have one to myself you’ll probably find me catching up on yard work or at the ball field with my son.
- The one person I’ve always wanted to meet is… are we talking five minutes or a full day? Any of our Founding Fathers or John Wooden.
- My favorite sport… to play is soccer which I played for 30 years. My favorite sport to watch is football; I’m an Atlanta Falcons and Georgia Bulldogs fan.
- The product that should be invented is a… time machine.
- My favorite quote is… “Remember when life’s path is steep to keep your mind even.” – Horace, a Roman poet
- My runner-up career would have been… a professional soccer player.
- I don’t leave home without… telling my family I love them.