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Churchill Downs Names Anderson President

Churchill Downs Names Anderson President

Churchill Downs Inc. (CDI) in Louisville, Kentucky recently promoted three executive employees.

CDI named Mike Anderson the 14th president at Churchill Downs Racetrack, home of the Kentucky Derby. Anderson joined CDI in 1996 as controller and has served as vice president of corporate finance and treasurer. Most recently as vice president of operations, he managed the planning, construction and opening of more than $300 million in capital projects at numerous CDI properties.

CDI also appointed Mike Ziegler as senior vice president and general manager at Churchill Downs Racetrack. Ziegler will continue to serve as executive director of racing for the company as CDI conducts a search to support him in that function. He joined CDI in 2015, and previously served in numerous leadership roles across the industry.

CDI also named Ryan Jordan as vice president of operations, corporate. He will oversee operational support for all business units. Jordan joined CDI in 2009 as vice president of operations for Churchill Downs Entertainment Group. Later he was appointed senior vice president and general manager of Churchill Downs Racetrack.

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