LONG POND, PA (Nov. 4, 2015) – Pocono Raceway President & CEO Brandon Igdalsky has announced the addition of two new employees as well as the creation of a Military Affairs office at the famed Pennsylvania track.
Mike Evranian has joined Pocono as Senior Director, Business Development and Ryan Yanoshak as Senior Director, Communications. In addition, Bob Pallo has been named Vice President, Military Affairs.
“We are excited to have Mike and Ryan aboard,” said Igdalsky. “Both of these men have diverse backgrounds and share in our vision of exceeding guests’ expectations. Bob has done a tremendous job for us and in his new role, he can continue to ensure we are properly honoring those who give so much for our freedoms.”
Evranian comes to Pocono Raceway from Richard Petty Motorsports where he was Manager, National Sales. Prior to that, he worked in business development at Mid Ohio Sports Car Course and Watkins Glen International as well as other roles at Auto Club Speedway in California and Gateway International Raceway in St. Louis, Mo. A graduate of Ohio University, Evranian is a native of Columbus, Ohio and a lifelong motorsport enthusiastic.
Yanoshak joins Pocono Raceway after spending the last nine-plus years at Army. He served as Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Communications and Deputy Licensing Director for the Army Athletic Association. A graduate of Bloomsburg University and East Stroudsburg University, Yanoshak spent more than two years at East Stroudsburg as Sports Information Director.
Pallo, who has worked at Pocono since 1978, was named to the newly created position of Vice President, Military Affairs. In his previous role in corporate sales, Pallo helped establish a large military presence at Pocono. He was responsible for securing the first military flyby for a NASCAR event at Pocono in 1984 and has continued to ensure veterans are honored and participate in all major events at Pocono.
Pallo’s focus now will be entirely on military affairs. He was awarded the Pennsylvania Meritorious Service Medal, Department of Military and Veteran Affairs as well as the Distinguished Civilian Award by the Union League of Philadelphia and the Patriotic Civilian Service Medal by the Department of the Army.
Pallo and his wife Ginny have two sons, Shaun and Kyle, who are both enlisted in the military.