The Silver Cross Hospital board of directors recently elected Scott Paddock as chairman.
He succeeds Douglas Hutchison Jr. of Joliet, who served as board chairman for the past three years.
With a history of success in sports and brand marketing, Paddock has served as president of Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway for the past eight years.
He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Illinois’s largest sporting complex, which hosts NASCAR events as well as other forms of sports and entertainment offerings. Route 66 Raceway has been a mainstay on the NHRA circuit for over a decade.
Prior to his current post, Paddock was the director of sports marketing for the Gatorade Company, a division of PepsiCo Inc. In that role, he was responsible for the management of the brand’s 120MM sports marketing sponsorship portfolio, including all league, team and spokesperson relations and negotiations, while serving as a key member of the Gatorade Leadership Team.
Paddock joined the Gatorade business in 1998 as a sports marketing manager, overseeing the Southeast region of the U.S. In 2001, he was named senior manager of sports marketing and added day-to-day oversight of the brand’s NFL and motor sports partnerships to his list of responsibilities.
Paddock was the architect behind Gatorade’s College Athletic Director Advisory Council and the historic creation of “Gatorade Victory Lane.”
Paddock received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1990. He has served on a number of boards and committees over the years, including membership on USA Basketball’s Board of Directors, USA Basketball’s Executive Committee, the Athlete Advisory Council (AAC) to the United States Olympic Committee, and the Chicago 2016 Olympic Committee.
In addition to his role on the Silver Cross Hospital board of directors, Paddock also serves on the board of directors for Illinois Special Olympics, the Chicago Sports Commission, Will County’s Center for Economic Development, and earlier this year, he was appointed to the Illinois Toll Highway authority board.
In 2008, he was named a member of the Sports Business Journal’s prestigious Forty Under Forty.
Paddock and his wife, Marcy, reside in Orland Park and have two daughters, Jordan and Juliana.
Paddock is joined by 15 members of the Silver Cross Hospital board of directors. They are Ruth Colby (Silver Cross president/CEO), Terry D’Arcy, Douglas Hutchison Jr., Jean Kenol, David Livingston, Al McCowan, Dr. David Mikolajczak, Judy Mitchell, Dr. Corinne Nawrocki, John Phelan (first vice chairman and treasurer), Susan Prock, James Roolf, Michael Scudder (second vice chairman), Mark Stofan and Mary Totten (secretary).