Promoting from within, the National Auto Sport Association has appointed Brett Becker as its new communication director. In addition to his role as the editor of Speed News, the official publication of NASA, Becker will operate in a multifaceted role, from planning communication strategies that accompany NASA initiatives to assisting management in marketing events. He will also serve as the media contact and spearhead the company’s efforts to publicize and garner media coverage for its events, drivers and series.
“It made perfect sense for us to expand Brett Becker’s role with NASA,” said NASA Vice President Jeremy Croiset. “He joined NASA as a member in 2007, and came up through our HPDE program and races a Spec Miata in our Southern California Region, where he is the series leader. He knows our programs and our people, and we’re glad to have his as part of our NASA family to see him grow in his role within NASA.”
Becker took over as editor of Speed News shortly after it launched in 2012. He developed the magazine’s editorial content to include in-depth profiles of NASA drivers and classes, hands-on tech stories and driving instruction. He also expanded and improved coverage of NASA’s signature events, such as the NASA Championships and the 25 Hours of Thunderhill.
“This new position is a great way to further two of my passions: motorsports, and clean, lively copy,” Becker said. “To represent NASA and its members, and to act as its liaison to the media is a great honor, and I’m proud to be part of the NASA team.”