OUR COMPANY

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.

PERSONNEL

      

Gary Palmer

President/CEO

Michele Wilkie

Executive Vice President

 

 

 

   

Elaine Castelline

Vice President of Finance/CFO

 

Derron Heldt

Vice President of Racing

 

 

   

Julie Stewart

Vice President of Business Development

Clint Pursley

Vice President of Security

 

žžƵ Corporate Management

 
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Dawn Brandt

Compliance Director

Kevin Brannen

Surveillance Director

Tony Guzman

Information Technology Director



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Sheri Hansen

Food & Beverage Assistant Director

Jake Hedgecock 

Security Director

David Kohler

Food & Beverage Director

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Gina Vitiritto

Human Resources Director

Garrick Mallory

Pari-Mutuels Assistant Director

Rod Suhr

žžƵ Operations Director

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David Fast

Sales Director

Chip Walters

Facilities Director
 

Ryan Secrest

Conference Operations Assistant Director 

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Cheryl Tuttle

Finance Director

Anthony Hughes

Marketing  Director

Chantel Olsen

Systems Application Administrator 

      

Dillon Douglas

Director Of Hotel Operations

 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Executive Committee

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Ken Sagar

Chair

Steve Neville

Vice Chair

Linda Grandquist

Secretary
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Jeff Wangsness

At-Large Member

Bob O'Hollearn

At-Large Member

 

Board of Directors

 

 

 

Todd Copley

Board Member

Chris Costa
Board Member

Rowena Crosbie
Board Member

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Deb Leech
Board Member

Ian Lin
Board Member


Marty Martin
Board Member

   

John Mauro

Board Member 

Andrea Morse

Board Member

Tiffany Tauscheck

Board Member
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Susan Voss

Board Member