John Ferguson

by Justin Cates
John Ferguson
Chief Human Resources Officer

John Ferguson is the Chief Human Resources Officer at NASCAR.

In this role, Ferguson oversees NASCAR Human Resources and provides strategic leadership around talent acquisition, employee engagement and culture development to support and engage employees across more than 20 office and racetrack locations in the U.S. He is responsible for building a company culture at NASCAR that is empowering, innovative, diverse, inclusive and collaborative.

For nearly a decade, Ferguson served in HR roles at Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) in Washington, D.C. and most recently as Vice President of People & Culture. While at MSE, he led the HR function for six sports team properties, including the Washington Wizards.

Ferguson serves on the Alumni Board of Directors for Furman University, UNCF Orlando Leadership Council and Durham Success Summit Advisory Council. In 2022, Ferguson was named to the Daytona Beach News-Journal’s annual ‘40 Under Forty’ list.

Ferguson holds Bachelor’s in Political Science from Furman University, Executive Certificate in Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Management from Georgetown University, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Howard University School of Business.

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