William “Bill” C. Carstanjen was named the Company’s 12th Chief Executive Officer in August 2014 after serving as CDI’s President and Chief Operating Officer (2011 – 2014), CDI’s Chief Operating Officer (2008-2011) and as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Development Officer for the Company (2005-2008). Carstanjen joined CDI in July 2005 after serving as an executive with General Electric Company. Carstanjen brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his leadership role at CDI.
A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Carstanjen received a law degree from Columbia University in New York and was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky with his wife and three children.
William “Bill” E. Mudd was named President and Chief Operating Officer in September, 2015. Mudd joined Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) in 2007 as the company’s Executive Vice President and CFO, until he was promoted to the role of President & CFO in 2014 where he focuses on operating and growing the company’s casinos, racing properties, including the Kentucky Oaks & Kentucky Derby, and its TwinSpires.com business. In his prior role as CFO, Mudd was responsible for all of CDI’s financial activities including capital management, financial reporting, treasury, investor relations, financial planning and analysis, financial compliance, enterprise risk management and, since 2011, leading the Company’s business development activities.Mudd began his career with General Electric in 1992 where he was a graduate of the Experienced Financial Management Program and was certified as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt. During his fifteen year tenure, Mudd served in a variety of financial and operational roles, both domestic and international, across a number of industries.A native of Marion County, Ky., he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and actuarial science from Bellarmine University, has an MBA from Webster University and spent 14 years in the United States Army Reserves where he attained the rank of Captain. Mudd has served as a Trustee of Bellarmine University since 2012 and on the Norton Healthcare Finance & Core Operations Committee since 2010. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky with his wife and children.
Marcia A. Dall, CPA was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in October 2015 bringing a broad business background as CFO of a large publicly traded company, strong leadership skills and over 30 years of domestic and international financial experience to her role.
As CFO, Dall is responsible for capital management, financial reporting, treasury, investor relations, financial planning and analysis, financial compliance, and enterprise risk management.
Dall began her career in 1985 in the Financial Management Program at General Electric and held various leadership roles both in finance and operations over her twenty plus year tenure with the company before being named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the International and U.S. Mortgage Insurance Segments of Genworth, a former subsidiary of General Electric. In 2008, Dall became the Chief Financial Officer for the Healthcare division at Cigna Corp., a global health services company and, in 2009, she was named the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Erie Indemnity Company, where she served for 6 years prior to joining CDI.
A native of Indiana, Dall holds a bachelor of science in accounting degree from Indiana University and has a Masters of Management degree from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg School of Management. Dall is also a Certified Public Accountant and lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband.
Shawn Bailey joined Churchill Downs Incorporated ("CDI") as assistant general counsel in March of 2007. He was promoted to vice president of corporate operations in April of 2009. In October of 2012, Bailey was named senior vice president of business development and is responsible for the identification and evaluation of the Company's business development opportunities, including potential acquisitions and partnerships.
Bailey holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Southern Methodist University and a J.D. from the University of Kentucky. He is licensed as both a CPA and lawyer in Kentucky.
He currently serves on the board of directors for the Kentucky Science Center and the Louisville Metro Parks Foundation.
Brad Blackwell joined Churchill Downs Incorporated ("CDI") as corporate counsel in April of 2005. He has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility, including vice president, legal & regulatory affairs for TwinSpires (2001-2011); vice president, legal for CDI (2011-2015); and vice president, operations for CDI (2015-2017). In February of 2017, Blackwell was named senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for CDI and oversees all legal, compliance, corporate governance and regulatory affairs.
Prior to joining CDI, Blackwell was assistant general counsel and secretary for Michaels Stores, Inc. in Irving, TX and an associate attorney in the Dallas office of Jones Day. Blackwell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Kentucky and a Juris Doctor from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville.
Kevin Flanery was named the 13th president of Churchill Downs Racetrack on July 13, 2009. He also serves as a senior vice president for Churchill Downs Incorporated.
Flanery joined Churchill Downs in December 2005 as vice president of national public affairs and was promoted to senior vice president of national public affairs and communications in March 2008.
During his career, Flanery held important state government posts. He served as secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky from January 2001 to December 2002 and as deputy secretary of the Cabinet between June and December of 2000. In that role Flanery served as the Commonwealth's chief financial and procurement officer and led the Office of Finance Management, which controls the Commonwealth's debt and investment portfolio. Flanery also had oversight of the Department of Facilities Management, which designs, builds, operates and maintains state facilities. Part of his statutory responsibilities included serving as chairman of the Consensus Forecasting Group, which determines revenues available for appropriation by the governor and legislature of Kentucky.
Flanery's experience in state government extends to Kentucky's Transportation Cabinet where between October 1996 and May 2000 he served as deputy secretary and legislative liaison. In that post, Flanery managed all administrative functions for the Transportation Cabinet and served as its primary legislative strategist. An attorney, Flanery also served as the Transportation Cabinet's executive director for the Office of General Counsel between February and September of 1996 where he served as chief administrative and legal officer.
Prior to joining the Churchill Downs team, Flanery served as president and chief operating officer of Hagan Properties.
Flanery holds a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Bellarmine College and a juris doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law.
Chuck Kenyon joined Churchill Downs Incorporated ("CDI") as the Company's Human Resources leader in April, 2004. Combining his love of human resources with his love of horse racing, Kenyon describes his role at CDI as a dream job – one he looks forward to every day.
Kenyon credits several of his mentors during his 20+ years of human resources experience with helping him develop his focus on balancing the needs of employees with the needs of the business. During his 13 years at Motorola, he was the human resources leader of several business units with employees around the globe.
Kenyon was raised in western New York and is a graduate of Niagara University. He credits Niagara and their Vincentian tradition with creating and enhancing his deep appreciation of all types of people.
Kenyon resides in Shelbyville, KY with his wife Robin and their three dogs.
Miller joined CDI in May of 2007 as vice president and general manager of CDI's Fair Grounds property where he led the construction and opening of the slots facility. In October 2008 he was promoted to President of Fair Grounds, where he oversaw the overall operation and success of the racing operations, gaming operations and 11 OTB parlors.
He left Fair Grounds in June of 2010 to become President of Calder, where he served until August of 2013 when he was promoted to senior vice president of gaming opertaions for Churchill Downs Incorporated.
Born in Baltimore, Md., Miller came to CDI after two years as vice president of gaming operations at Harrah's New Orleans and 13 years with Grand Casinos, ultimately serving as the gaming company's senior vice president of operations for Grand Casino Gulfport, a position he held until moving to Harrah's New Orleans in June 2005.
Miller holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota and currently serves on the boards of the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Foundation and the Memorial Foundation, serving the Memorial Healthcare System.
Ben Murr was named Chief Technology Office in 2012. He also serves as a senior vice president for Churchill Downs Incorporated ("CDI"). Ben had previously served as president of United Tote since June 2010.
Murr joined CDI in March of 2008 as vice president and chief information officer. As the chief information officer, Murr was responsible for all of the IT systems of the parent company and its operating units.
Prior to CDI, Murr worked for General Electric for 12 years. His final position was the chief technology officer of the Americas for GE Industrial, located in Louisville, Ky. In that role, Murr oversaw technical operations for the entire Industrial vertical.
Murr attended Bellarmine University and graduated with a bachelor of arts in economics in 1997. He joined General Electric Appliance's IMLP program following graduation and had rotations in various areas of IT. Murr completed his MBA at Bellarmine University in 2003.