žžƵ operates as a public nonprofit, dedicated to lessening the burden of government by raising funds for charitable organizations and community improvement projects. žžƵ is managed locally and overseen by a board of directors. This approach has resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in profits remaining in Iowa and Polk County.


Gary Palmer 

Michele Wilkie
Executive Vice President



Julie Stewart
Senior Vice President of Business Development

Clint Pursley
Senior Vice President of Security

Brian Ohorilko 
Senior Vice President of Administration

Derron Heldt
Vice President of Racing

Dawn Brandt
Vice President of Compliance 

žžƵ Corporate Management

Kevin Brannen
Surveillance Director

David Fast
Sales Director


Tony Guzman
Information Technology Director

Jake Hedgecock
Security Director

Anthony Hughes
Marketing Director

David Kohler
Food & Beverage Director

Troy Sigwarth
Finance Director

Rod Suhr
žžƵ Operations Director

Gina Vitiritto
Human Resources Director

Chip Walters
Facilities Director

Alex Everett
Facilities Assistant Director

Sheri Hansen
Food & Beverage Assistant Director

Garrick Mallory
Pari-Mutuels Assistant Director

Cade Johnson
Executive Chef

Chantel Olsen
Systems Application Administrator

Joshua Riddle
Finance Assistant Director

Ryan Secrest
Conference Operations Assistant Director 

Tresa Vedder
Assistant Director of Hotel & Conference Ops