Edited Press Release
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced Friday the hiring of Jordan Bonfitto to serve as NTRA's Director of Government Affairs. Bonfitto will be based in the NTRA's newly opened Washington, D.C. office and will lead the organization's advocacy efforts alongside President and CEO, former U.S. Congressman, Tom Rooney.
“We're excited to have Jordan join our team to help advocate the issues critical to the Thoroughbred racing industry,” Rooney said. “Jordan's experience in the Executive Branch and on Capitol Hill will be a huge asset as we build out NTRA's presence in Washington.”
Prior to joining NTRA, Bonfitto served as Director of Government Affairs for the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) where he oversaw the legislative portfolio and helped expand the association's advocacy initiatives globally. Bonfitto has also served as a public servant where he was Director of External and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue as well as an Agriculture Policy Advisor for the National Economic Council at the White House. Prior to the Administration, Bonfitto worked on Capitol Hill.