The Florida HBPA has named Kevin Scheen its new Executive Director, replacing Billy Badgett, who in March became Executive Director, Florida Racing Operations, for The Stronach Group. A native of Louisville, KY, Scheen has been the Florida State Steward at Gulfstream Park and Calder/Gulfstream Park West for the past 15 years. He will begin his new role on June 12.
“I would like to thank President Stephen Screnci, the search committee and the Board for providing me this opportunity,” said Scheen. “I have been working with horsemen on contingency issues my entire career, and now will be moving from regulatory to an advocacy role. Having worked the South Florida racing scene the past 15 years, I am aware of the great group of professionals we have racing here, and I am excited to be working with them.