Churchill Downs Incorporated Announces Executive Promotions

Betsy Janes and Justin Paul Named Senior Vice Presidents 

LOUISVILLE, KY., (August 17, 2023) Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: CHDN) announced today the promotions of Betsy Janes to Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Justin Paul to Senior Vice President of Operations. In these roles, Betsy will continue leading the development and implementation of the Company’s political and legislative strategies and Justin will continue to work to further the growth of CDI. 

“During their tenure, both Betsy and Justin have demonstrated the knowledge and ability to lead the company through an unprecedented time of growth,” said Bill Mudd, President and Chief Operations Officer of CDI. “I am pleased to recognize their leadership and announce their well-deserved promotions.” 

Betsy joined CDI in 2018 as Director of Government Relations and was promoted to VP of Government Relations in July 2021. Since that time, she has successfully collaborated across all business units, managed lobbying firms across multiple jurisdictions and led key legislative campaigns. Betsy has amassed extensive experience in government affairs during her professional career. Prior to joining CDI, she was a senior state and local campaigns manager for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network where she worked across all 50 states on local, state and federal health issues. Betsy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Louisville. 

Justin joined CDI as Sr. Director of Legal Affairs in May 2015 and was promoted in April 2017 to VP and Associate General Counsel. In January 2021, Justin was promoted to Vice President of Operations where he has led strategic growth initiatives across all Company business units and with key business partners. Prior to CDI, Justin worked for Mayer Brown LLP and McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd., both law firms located in Chicago, Illinois. He also has 7 years of Engineering and Management experience with Abbott Labs, Monsanto and Abraxis Bioscience. Justin holds a BSE in Chemical Engineering from the University of Iowa and a Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School. 

These promotions are effective immediately. 

About Churchill Downs Incorporated

Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) has been creating extraordinary entertainment experiences for nearly 150 years, beginning with the company’s most iconic and enduring asset, the Kentucky Derby. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, CDI has expanded through the development of live and historical racing entertainment venues, the growth of the TwinSpires horse racing online wagering business and the operation and development of regional casino gaming properties. 

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Logan Spradlin
Communications Manager
Churchill Downs Incorporated

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