Jen Roytz has been named executive director of the Retired Racehorse Project. RRP founder Steuart Pittman, who has held that position since the organization’s inception, will step down, but will remain involved as board chair. Roytz is the co-owner of the Lexington-based marketing agency Topline Communications and a free-lance writer.
“Nobody in the horse industry is better positioned than Jen Roytz to take what RRP is today, grow it, and present it to a national audience,” said Pittman. “Jen has served the organization as a board member and she understands the potential it has, not only to secure the futures of thousands of horses every year, but also to grow the fan base for Thoroughbreds both inside and outside racing. Jen’s passion and her professionalism are admired throughout the horse industry, and it is a thrill to have her on board.”