Brainerd International Raceway Hires New CFO


Brainerd International Raceway (BIR) is pleased to announce that Jim Gerlich has been appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer and will assume his role on Monday, October 25th 2021. In this capacity, Gerlich will play a critical role in providing leadership and managing all financial matters for BIR.


Jim has over 30 years of experience providing accounting and financial reporting services in Minneapolis as well as the Brainerd Lakes area which has been home for Jim and his family for the last 17 years. His expertise spans across a wide range of financial responsibilities. Jim and his family are active with youth hockey in the winter months and can be found on the lakes and golf courses during the summer.

Gerlich will be reporting to Kristi Copham, owner and CEO of Brainerd International Raceway.


“We are thrilled that Jim is joining the BIR leadership team,” said owner Kristi Copham. “His broad background in accounting and finance will be a tremendous asset to our organization. I am looking forward to working with Jim as we continue to implement the company’s long-term growth and improvement plans.”

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