Susan Schandel serves as NASCAR’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and leads its Finance, Strategic Development and Business Operations functions. In addition to managing accounting, tax, treasury and compliance, she collaborates with NASCAR’s other senior executives on development and execution of strategic growth initiatives using an integrated business approach.
Schandel was named to the Class of 2016 “Game Changers: Women in Sports Business” by Sports Business Journal, a prestigious honor that recognizes women who bring ideas, solutions and perspectives to the sports business.
In 2016, Schandel played a key role in the establishment of NASCAR’s landmark new charter system for its premier series. The historic agreement created a new business model for team owners, which enables them to build long-term enterprise value, and also improves long-term stability for the industry.
Prior to joining NASCAR in 2008, Schandel was employed by International Speedway Corporation (ISC), where she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Throughout her time at NASCAR and ISC, Schandel has played an integral role in the industry’s growth as a national sport, including the acquisition and development of tracks in major markets such as Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami. In addition, she led the financial negotiations for the development of Kansas Speedway in partnership with the State of Kansas and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, which represents one of the largest public-private partnerships in motorsports history.
In 2012, Schandel led the financial negotiations of the merger between Grand American Road Racing and the American Le Mans Series. The unification of these two series resulted in the formation of International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), America’s premier sports car racing sanctioning body in North America.
Prior to joining ISC, Schandel was employed by Ernst & Young where she served a variety of public and private clients, including motorsports and manufacturing.
A native of New York, Schandel earned a B.S. in Accounting with High Distinction from Penn State University. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Schandel serves as Treasurer of the Halifax Health Board of Commissioners as well as on its Audit and Finance Committee and Investment Committee. Schandel also serves on the Board of Directors for the NASCAR Foundation.