SEI Social Impact Leadership Series: Driving Green Innovation at NASCAR

Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation

October 20, 2014: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join SEI for our first Social Impact Leadership Series event of the year with Mike Lynch, '98, and Eric Nyquist, MBA '98, JD '98, discussing "Driving Green Innovation at NASCAR."


The University of Chicago: Gleacher Center
Room 100
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
CHICAGO, Illinois


No Charge


Register Online

Deadline: 10/20/2014

Speaker Profiles

Mike Lynch (Speaker) '98
Vice President of Green Innovation, NASCAR

Mike Lynch is vice president of Green Innovation at NASCAR, where he has championed the widespread adoption and implementation of sustainability practices across the sport. Since joining NASCAR in 2008, Lynch spearheaded the launch of NASCAR Green, which has since grown into the largest sustainability program in all of sports and one of the most powerful and impactful green programs in the public and private sectors. Under Lynch's leadership, NASCAR has recycled more than 20 million bottles and cans; 600,000 race tires; and enough oil to power the Empire State Building for one year. These bold initiatives inspired change throughout the industry, and attracted partner companies in the green and technology sectors. Lynch holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a bachelor's degree in music, a master's in science and a PhD, all from the University of Miami.

Eric Nyquist (Speaker) '98
Senior Vice President of Strategic Development, NASCAR

Eric Nyquist is vice president of strategic development at NASCAR where he helps manage the course of key business developments and planning across NASCAR and NASCAR Media Group. Nyquist oversees NASCAR's Los Angeles office in addition to working closely with Chairman and CEO Brian France. He is also a member of the company's executive council. Nyquist joined NASCAR in 2005 and led the development and implementation of the industry's five year strategic plan. Additionally, he was a driving force behind launching NASCAR Green and bringing American ethanol into the sport. Nyquist led the NASCAR acquisition of Iowa Speedway and currently sits on its board of directors. Nyquist has a BA in international economics from Carleton College, an MBA in analytical finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a JD from the University of Chicago Law School.


Ally Batty 
Assistant Director, Communications, Social Enterprise Initiative