Kay Named President and CEO of NYRA

The New York Racing Association, as many had expected, on June 18 hired Chris Kay as its chief executive officer, effective July.

The vote was unanimous during a late afternoon meeting. The CEO position has been vacant for about a year.

NYRA board chair David Skorton called Kay a “dream candidate” and praised his high ethical standards, creativity, and “even-keeled” temperament. Skorton said Kay had demonstrated effectiveness in “finding solutions in complex situations.”

Among the issues facing NYRA is the future of Aqueduct Racetrack, the re-privatization of the organization following a three-year state takeover, and the possible opening of full-scale casinos in the state, currently under discussion in Albany.

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