Position: VP Operations and Technical Production, NASCAR Productions
Steve Stum is Vice President of Operations and Technical Production for the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR).
In this role, Stum oversees the NASCAR Productions facilities and studios in Charlotte, NASCAR’s remote facilities, and manages the engineering department that supports NASCAR Plaza. Stum and his team maintain three full-service studios that generate live and post-production programming.
In November of 2018, NASCAR Productions was announced by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences as a recipient of a Technology & Engineering Emmy Award. The prestigious, industry honor was awarded to Stum’s team in the category of Large-Scale “At Home” Production for Live Sports. During his tenure, Stum has amassed a total of 15 Emmy Awards and one Technical Emmy across a wide range of projects in the productions space.
Stum was promoted to vice president of operations and technical production in June of 2012 after serving as managing director of field operations since 2007. In this role he worked closely with the tracks and broadcast partners on the remote technical production and logistics supporting each of NASCAR’s race broadcasts.
Prior to joining NASCAR Productions, Stum worked for World Sports Enterprises from 1996 to 2001 as a Technical Manager overseeing TNN/CBS’s NASCAR. Between 2001 and 2006, Steve served as the Senior Technical Manager for FOX and NBC, which overlapped the beginning of his career at NASCAR Productions in 2003.
Stum started his television career in 1982 as a camera operator at a local television station in Greensboro, N.C. He free-lanced as a camera operator for ACC, NHL, NFL, corporate shoots and NASCAR for ESPN and TNN.
Stum was born and raised in Greensboro, N.C. He currently resides in Charlotte, N.C. with his wife Stephanie and their two sons Steven and John. He enjoys the outdoors and spends his free time fishing, playing sports with his sons, golfing and cooking.