President | Trey Overholser
Trey Overholser, a senior from Burlington, Indiana, is a senior in electrical engineering. This will be Trey’s 5th year serving on the Foundation, previously being Race 59’s Director of Scoring, and 56-58’s Scoring Jr. Boarder. His responsibilities as President include leading the Foundation’s Board of Directors, each of whom are responsible for leading their respective committees, and overseeing all aspects the Foundation and the event itself. Trey still enjoys the technical aspects of the organization from his old scoring days, but will always cherish the good times and relationships made within the Foundation. Aside from the organization, Trey is involved on campus with his major’s Co-Op rotation program, his fraternity, FarmHouse, and the Old Master’s Program. He also takes pride in continuing his parents’ Grand Prix tradition, both having served as presidents of the board in previous years.
Director of Business | Caitlinn Lineback
Caitlinn Lineback is a sophomore from Lafayette, IN majoring in Food Science. She is entering her second year with the Foundation, previously having served on the Business Junior Board for the 2016 race. Her responsibilities as Director of Business include managing the budget and financing for all Purdue Grand Prix activities. In addition to being a member of the Purdue Grand Prix Foundation, Caitlinn is a member of Glenwood Cooperative and is in the Purdue Issues 360 fellowship program. Her favorite part of Grand Prix is continuing a Purdue tradition that has brought excitement to campus for 60 years!
Director of Alumni Race | Austin Gantzert
Austin Gantzert is a senior from Dwight, Illinois. He is currently working towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Systems Management as well as minors in Food and Agribusiness Management and Crop Science. In addition to the Grand Prix Foundation, he is also a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. Austin was a Co-Director of Race for Race 59 and currently the Director of Alumni Race for the 60th Anniversary. Austin enjoys being a part of the Grand Prix Foundation because it gives him an opportunity to network with other students through one of the oldest traditions in Purdue University history.
Co-Director of Race | Kyle Haas
Kyle Haas, a chemical engineering major, is from Evansville, Indiana and is in his third year on the Foundation. Two years ago, he served as a Race Junior Board Member before his role as President’s Assistant last year. This year some of the race responsibilities include planning and facilitiating safe and successful race, qualifications, practices, and technical inspection days. In addition to the Grand Prix Foundation, serves as an RA for Meredith Hall. Kyle’s favorite part of Grand Prix is the actual race day, and seeing the sense of community and pride it brings to the Boilermaker family!
Co-Director of Race | Trey Sanfrey
Raymond (Trey) Sanfrey is a junior from Fort Wayne, Indiana who is studying Chemical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics. This is his second year involved in Grand Prix, having been a member of the Cavalier Racing pit crew for the 59th race. As Director of Race, he is responsible for ensuring the safety of all race participants. This includes all practices, qualifications, and the race, in addition to facilitating technical inspections conducted by the safety officials. His favorite part of Grand Prix is the race day atmosphere and the passion with which the teams compete.
Director of Facilities | Cole Mize
Cole Mize is a sophomore from North Manchester, Indiana. Cole is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agribusiness Management. In addition to the Grand Prix Foundation, he is also a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity where he serves as the Co-Chairman for the Steer Show Committee. This is Cole's second year with the foundation. Last year he served on the Junior Board of Directors assisting Race and Facilities. As Director of Facilities his responsibilities include coordinating setup of the facilities on race day, ensuring the facility is well maintained, and working to make race day safe for all drivers and spectators. Cole enjoys being a part of the Grand Prix Foundation because he enjoys getting to deal with a variety of people and gets to be involved on campus.
Co-Director of Sales | Brandon Brunt
Brandon Brunt is a senior from Summitville, Indiana, studying Agribusiness Management and Agricultural Education. This is his fourth year as part of Purdue Grand Prix Foundation. Previously, he has served as Director of Public Relations, and he is happy to return as Co-Director of Sales for the second year. His responsibilities include developing relationships with corporate sponsors, handling the merchandise orders, and organizing ticket sales for the race. He enjoys working with the rest of the board as a team to put on one of the best traditions on campus. Brandon is also a member of Alhpa Gamma Rho Fraternity, Purdue Ag Ambassadors, Purdue Mortar Board, Ag Week Task Force, and the Agriculture Future of America Student Advisory Team. He cannot wait to see what the team develops for an amazing 60th Anniversary Race!
Co-Director of Sales | Kamille Brawner
Kamille Brawner is a senior from Hanover, Indiana, majoring in Agribusiness Marketing and minoring in Farm Management and Animal Science. This is her second year being a part of the foundation, previously on the sales Junior board and now Co-Director of Sales. Kamille is also apart of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, Agribusiness Club, Dairy Club, and Ag Econ Envoys. Her favorite part about being apart of the Grand Prix Foundation is being able to continue a Purdue tradition as well as working with the whole board to prepare for the Anniversary race.
Director of Productions | Leslie Mills
Leslie Mills, from Carmel, IN, is a junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Computer Information Technology. This is her second year with the Foundation, as previously serving as the Grand Prix Scholarship Ambassador. Her responsibilities as this year’s Director of Productions include working with the Foundation’s Board of Directors, Alumni, and outside media to make sure the 60th anniversary is one for the books. Aside from Leslie’s love of racing, she serves as the Vice President for the Delta Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi and academic mentor for the Women in Technology organization. Leslie has grown up going to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with her father every year; this has developed her enjoyment in being a part of “The Greatest Spectacle in College Racing” here at Purdue.
Director of Public Relations | Jacqueline Logan
Jacqueline Logan is a junior from Sudbury, Massachusetts pursuing a degree in Public Relations and Strategic Communications and a minor in Creative Writing. She first became involved with Grand Prix after receiving a scholarship in 2016. Now, as Director of Public Relations, Jacqueline found a way to combine her passion for Grand Prix and Public Relations. Jacqueline is especially dedicated to the Foundation’s motto, “students helping students,” because she herself was the recipient of one of the scholarships the Foundation raises money for. In addition to being on the Grand Prix Board, Jacqueline works at Purdue Marketing and Media and holds officer positions in both her sorority, Delta Gamma, and the Public Relations Student Society of America. What Jacqueline enjoys most about Grand Prix is seeing hardworking students come together to continue a beloved Purdue tradition and of course, the unparalleled excitement of race day.
Director of Promotions | Kathleen Jacobs
Kathleen Jacobs, from Huntington, IN, is a sophomore studying Ag Economics and Psychology. Her responsibilities as Director of Promotions include assisting in promoting the race and events leading up to it through working with local media and various groups throughout Purdue. She also helps plan and execute events associated with the race such as Grand Prix Day and the Victory Banquet. In addition to her involvement with the Grand Prix Board, Kathleen is involved with Ag Council, Ag Week Task Force, as well as Collegiate Farm Bureau. Her favorite part of Grand Prix is the rich traditions it holds and the ability it has to bring both alumni and students together to share their matching excitement for both Purdue and the Grand Prix.
Director of Scoring | Connor Quin
Connor Quin, from Peru, Indiana, is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering technology and minoring in electrical engineering technology. This is Connor’s 2nd year serving on the Purdue Grand Prix Foundation. Connor has been involved in the scoring of the race from the 59th, to the current 60th year, and has enjoyed his time with the organization. With responsibilities that include accurate time keeping and signal monitoring, the scoring director is directly responsible for ensuring that all results are valid and precise. The Purdue Grand Prix scoring technology has dramatically advanced throughout the years, as now every cart is fitted with an electronic transponder unit, which signals lap times and trigger points throughout the track. Aside from promoting the race, Connor also is involved on campus with his major’s Co-Op rotation program, and the AFS (American Foundry Society) club. Connor’s favorite part of the program, is to not only enjoy learning all the technical aspects of the scoring process, but also the environment that is created and all the people he gets to meet.