Churchill Downs Inc. announced changes to the leadership structure of its board of directors and executive management team this week following the planned retirement of current CDI Chairman of the Board Carl F. Pollard effective June 16.
CDI’s board of directors appointed current President and CEO Robert L. Evans to succeed Pollard as chairman of the board – while retaining his CEO role. G. Watts Humphrey Jr., current CDI board director, has been appointed lead independent director of the board.
William C. Carstanjen, who currently serves as chief operating officer, was promoted to president of CDI and assumed the new role of president and chief operating officer immediately.
In his new role, Carstanjen will have oversight of all CDI business segments, including the racing, online and gaming operating units.
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