The Thunder welcomes a new member of its executive team this week with the hiring of Tony Driscoll as vice president of Business Development.

Driscoll most recently served as vice president of sales and business development for the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), working out of Charlotte for the California-based organization.

Prior to that, he worked in several roles with the International Speedway Corporation (ISC), which owns and/or operates 13 NASCAR racetracks around the country. Over the course of 10 years with ISC, Driscoll rose to the position of senior director of partnership and integrated media sales, where he successfully developed and executed an expansive strategy to cultivate new partners, renew existing sponsorships and integrate sales for numerous media outlets into the organization’s corporate sales unit.

Driscoll is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich.

“Tony is an outstanding leader, and we are so proud to have him join our team,” said Danny Barth, executive vice president and chief administrative officer for the Thunder. “I’m confident that Tony will help take our Business Development team, which already has an excellent track record, to new levels of success in expanding our sponsorship opportunities and growing relationships with our existing partners.”