ELMONT, N.Y. – Christopher Kay was named President and CEO
of The New York Racing Association, Inc., or NYRA, following unanimous approval by
its Board of Directors at a meeting Tuesday.
Kay, 60, most recently served as Chief Operating Officer for
The Trust for Public Land, where he oversaw the operations of the land
conservation organization's headquarters and 37 field offices. Prior to that,
Kay was a consultant to Universal Parks & Resorts, serving as its Managing
Director of International Business Development. From 2001-2006, Kay
served as the Chief Operating Officer for Toys 'R' Us, a Fortune 200
international company, and prior to that he was the retailer's Executive Vice
President of Operations and General Counsel. Kay was also a minority owner of
Orlando's AA baseball team and a member of the ownership group that sought to
obtain the first MLB franchise in Florida.
Kay is a graduate of the University of Missouri and of the
Duke University School of Law.
"After a careful search involving many highly qualified
candidates, we are delighted to select Chris as our new President and CEO,"
said NYRA Chair David J. Skorton. "His wide range of expertise and
skills—including experience in the legal, regulatory and corporate governance
environments—will serve him extremely well in his new position at NYRA."
The appointment is effective as of July 1.
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