Jim Campisano has joined ProMedia Events & Publishing as director of sales.
He will work closely with the ProMedia sales staff as well as Race Pages editor Mike Galimi and Fastest Street Car editor Steve Baur, according to the company. Campisano is a 30-year industry veteran, early NMRA supporter and former NMCA racer.
“Jim will be an integral part of our future as our events continue to see double-digit growth and dramatically increased participation and fan attendance,” said Steve Wolcott, ProMedia president and CEO. “He has hit the ground running and has already contacted key clients. We’re thrilled to have Campy on our sales staff.”
Campisano’s career in the automotive industry began as a copy editor in the late 1980s after a five-year stint as a sportswriter. From there, he joined the Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords team as editor and editorial director, according to the company.
During his time at MMFF, Campisano realized the need for a winter Ford-only race in a warm climate and the Fun Ford Weekend series was born. He campaigned an SVT Mustang Cobra project car in the Modular Motor class, and the series ultimately spawned the NMRA Spring Break Shootout in Bradenton, Florida, now in its 23rd year.
Campisano moved to Super Chevy magazine where he spearheaded three project car builds that were auctioned off for charity, with $880,000 in proceeds going to the Armed Forces Foundation, the company stated. In 2011, Campisano and his Super Chevy team were presented the Armed Forces Foundation Patriot of the Year award.
“I’m thrilled to join ProMedia for the latest chapter in my career,” said Campisano. “I have thoroughly enjoyed racing NMCA events and have been attending NMRA races since the very first one. To be a part of this team is a dream come true. From the top on down, it is comprised of hardcore enthusiasts who are dedicated to our racers, sponsors and advertisers.”