Wendy Davis

ROAP Board Elects Officers for 2022-23

The Racing Officials Accreditation Program's (ROAP) board of directors elected its 2022-2023 officers during its Dec. 6 board meeting, held at the Global Symposium on Racing in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Jennifer Durenberger, The Jockey Club Steward for NYRA, was elected ROAP chairperson; Frank Lamb, a ROAP-accredited steward was elected ROAP vice chairperson; Wendy Davis, former director at the University of Arizona RTIP was re-elected ROAP secretary; and Kristin Werner, senior counsel at The Jockey Club, was re-elected ROAP treasurer. "I am thrilled to take the reins of this organization at...

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Davis Elected President of Turf Publicists of America

Wendy Davis from the Race Track Industry Program at the University of Arizona has been elected president of the Turf Publicists of America (TPA) for 2021 and 2022, it was announced Tuesday by outgoing President Amy Gregory. At the same time, it was announced that Najja Thompson from the New York Thoroughbred Breeders has been re-elected as a vice president, and because of a tie in the voting both Claire Crawford from the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and Kevin Kerstein from Churchill Downs Racetrack have been elected vice presidents for...

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Phil O'Hara Joins the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program
Phil O'Hara Joins the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program

The Race Track Industry Program has announced the addition of Phil O'Hara to its faculty at the University of Arizona. "Phil, an RTIP alum, is incredibly well-versed in all areas of racing and brings a wealth of knowledge to the students. We could not be more pleased to welcome him back to the program," said Wendy Davis, Director of the Race Track Industry Program. O'Hara is currently the president of P.T. O'Hara, Jr. Services, Inc. a consulting, strategic planning, and project management organization. Previous positions held include, President and CEO...

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