The RCI board also includes Rick Baedeker of the California Horse Racing Board, Rob Williams of the New York State Gaming Commission, Frank Zanzuccki of the New Jersey Racing Commission, Dr. Corrine Sweeney of the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission, Jonathan Zachem of the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering, and Steve Lehman of the Ontario Racing Commission.
Re-elected board members include Eddie Menton of the Mobile County Racing Commission, Tom Sage of the Nebraska State Racing Commission, Charles Gardiner of the Louisiana State Racing Commission, Larry Eliason of the South Dakota Commission on Gaming, Constantin Rieger of the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission, and Mike Hopkins of the Maryland Racing Commission.
RCI President Ed Martin said the RCI board “reflects an expertise applicable to every aspect of racing and the group is blessed to have the commitment of so many talented professionals who strive to do right by our horses, greyhounds, and the sports they regulate.”
The RCI said horseplayers and fans will have an important advocate in Judy Wagner. In addition to serving as the Louisiana State Racing Commission, Wagner is also the horseplayers representative on the NTRA Board of Directors.
RCI board members serve one year terms, with the exception of the secretary/chairperson-elect, who will automatically be elevated to chairperson of the association at the 2016 RCI annual meeting.