Meet Our Operation Motorsport Team

Executive Team

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CEO

Diezel Lodder

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COO & Treasurer

Jason Leach

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Executive Director

Tiffany Lodder

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Administration Coordinator

Diana Scott

Keith Gallagher

Secretary

Keith Gallagher

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CLO (Chief Legal Officer)

Adam Wanee

Jason Bivins

Board Member

Jason Bivins

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Board Member

Travis Hill

Operation Motorsport Staff and Volunteer Staff

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Beneficiary Trustee

Craig Neri

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Academy Program Manager

Darren Scott

eMotorsport Program Manager

Tyler Reed

Paul Morro

Patriot Corral Program Manager

Paul Morro

Motorsport Immersion Event Coordinator

Ian Ogden

Motorsport Immersion Event Coordinator

Valerie Ramirez

Fundraising Consultant

Valerie Ramirez

Development Coordinator

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PR / Marketing Manager

Sheri Herrmann

Social Media Coordinator

Team Photographer (Motorsports)

Advisory Board

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Robert (Bob) J. Page

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Ambassadors

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Grier Martin

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Chris Walsh

Organization and Mission

Additional Information

Established on June 28, 2017, Operation Motorsport promotes the physical, emotional, psychological, and educational life skills necessary for recovery and reintegration into civilian life.

Operation Motorsport has three distinct roles: to provide motorsport as a recovery activity, to provide training and qualifications to return beneficiaries to work, and as relationship managers to the motorsports and automotive industry for vocational opportunities for ill and injured service members and disabled veterans.

Involvement in the preparation, development, coaching, and teamwork in motorsports competitions is a hugely cathartic experience. By competing in racing and working together in motorsports hospitality, we engender a real team ethos.

It is about so much more than just driving—car preparation, logistics, support, and race management all present challenges to be overcome.

All of these aspects will be part of the Excite – Engage – Empower programs, and Operation Motorsport’s beneficiaries will enter the program at the Excite level and transition through at their own speed and desire to the Engage and Empower programs.

The Community Need

Approximately 1,000 Regular Force members of the Canadian Armed Forces are medically released annually because they no longer meet the Universality of Service.

The Joint 2013 Life After Service Survey found that 25 percent of medically released respondents, who were veterans of Regular Force Service, reported a very or moderately difficult transition to civilian life, and of that, 60% of disabled veterans are unemployed.

The US Army numbers are even more staggering. With the Army being the largest of the 4 services, there are approximately 17,000 US Army Soldiers that are separated with a medical disability annually.

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