John Ferguson, SHRM-CP, PHR

Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer at NASCAR

John Ferguson, SHRM-CP, PHR

John Ferguson is the Chief Human Resources Officer at NASCAR.

In this role, Ferguson oversees NASCAR Human Resources and provides strategic leadership around talent acquisition, employee engagement and culture development to support and engage employees across more than 20 office and racetrack locations in the U.S. He is responsible for building a company culture at NASCAR that is empowering, innovative, diverse, inclusive, and collaborative.

For nearly a decade, Ferguson served in HR roles at Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) in Washington, D.C. and most recently as Vice President of People & Culture. While at MSE, he led the HR function for six sports team properties, including the Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals and Washington Mystics, four facilities, including Capital One Arena, and more than 2,500 employees.

Ferguson serves on the Alumni Board of Directors for Furman University and the UNCF Orlando Leadership Council.

In 2022, Ferguson was named to the Daytona Beach News-Journal’s annual ’40 Under Forty’ list and Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America.

Ferguson holds a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Furman University, Executive Certificate in Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Management from Georgetown University, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Howard University School of Business.