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Roger Penske

Roger PenskeAKA Roger S. Penske

Born: 20-Feb-1937
Birthplace: Shaker Heights, OH

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business, Auto Racing
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: CEO of Penske Corporation

Drove professionally and successfully in auto races for several years, quitting in 1965 to concentrate on his work managing a car dealership, which he later bought and expanded into an automotive sales and supply empire. Owns Penske Racing, a race team which has 15 wins at the Indianapolis 500, through 2010.

Father: Jay Penske (metal fabrication company executive)
Mother: Martha Penske (homemaker)
Wife: Kathy (four sons, one daughter)
Son: Roger Penske Jr. (sunglass and automotive entrepreneur)
Son: Gregory Penske (auto dealer)
Daughter: Blair Penske
Son: Mark Penske
Son: Jay Penske (web and racing entrepreneur)

    University: Shaker Heights High School, Shaker Heights, OH (1955)
    University: BA Industrial Management, Lehigh University (1959)

    Penske Automotive Group CEO (2007-)
    United Auto Group CEO (1999-2007)
    Penske Corporation Founder and CEO (1969-)
    Penske Truck Leasing Founder (1969-)
    Penske Chevrolet President and CEO (1965-69)
    George McKean Chevrolet General Manager (1963-65)
    Alcoa Sales Engineer (1959-63)
    Member of the Board of Delphi
    Member of the Board of Detroit Diesel Corp. (as Chairman, 1987-)
    Member of the Board of Detroit Investment Fund (as Chairman)
    Member of the Board of General Electric (1994-)
    Member of the Board of Gulfstream Aerospace
    Member of the Board of Home Depot (2001-05)
    Member of the Board of Internet Brands, Inc
    Member of the Board of Penske Automotive Group (as Chairman, 2007-)
    Member of the Board of Penske Corporation (as Chairman, 1969-)
    Member of the Board of Penske Truck Leasing (as Chairman, 1982-)
    Member of the Board of United Auto Group (as Chairman, 1999-2007)
    SCCA National D Modified Champion 1961
    Sports Illustrated SCCA Driver of the Year 1961
    United States Auto Club Champion 1962
    International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1998
    Bush-Cheney '04
    Bush-Cheney 2000
    Bush-Quayle '92
    The Business Council
    Detroit Chamber of Commerce
    Detroit Medical Center Trustee
    Detroit Renaissance Board of Directors
    Effective Government Committee
    Elizabeth Dole Committee
    George W. Bush for President
    National Republican Senatorial Committee
    Quayle 2000
    Republican National Committee
    Romney for President
    Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee


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