NASCAR Foundation Executive Director leaving

Lorene King, who has led The NASCAR Foundation as its executive director since 2012, has accepted a position with Daytona State College to serve as vice president of advancement and executive director of the Daytona State College Foundation.

King's new position was approved during the college's monthly Board of Trustees meeting on Feb. 16. Her highly successful tenure at NASCAR will end on March 10. Nichole Krieger, The NASCAR Foundation's senior director, development and marketing, will immediately become the foundation's acting executive director.

King came to The NASCAR Foundation from the world-renowned St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. From 2005-2012 she was that facility's senior director of corporate alliances; prior to that she was St. Jude's senior director of legal and estates and trusts from 1996-2005.

During King's years with The NASCAR Foundation, she worked closely with the foundation's chairwoman and founder, the late Betty Jane France. King has overseen exponential growth for a variety of foundation initiatives, starting with the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award which is presented annually to an individual who personifies the philanthropic ideals of France, who died last August.