Carstanjen CEO of Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs has appointed William Carstanjen as its new chief executive officer. Carstanjen has worked in various roles, including president, since joining the company in 2005. He will replace outgoing CEO Robert Evans.

Evans will continue as board chairman and will have full-time, daily involvement in the leadership of the company, according to a statement from Churchill Downs.

Carstanjen has been with Churchill Downs since 2005, having served various roles in the company including general counsel, chief development officer and chief operating officer before becoming president and COO.