Churchill Downs taps Murr to run TwinSpires and online gaming

Churchill Downs taps Murr to run TwinSpires and online gaming
Photo: Courtesy of Churchill Downs Inc.

Churchill Downs Incorporated announced Friday that Ben Murr has been named president of TwinSpires and online gaming. In this role, he will be responsible for the overall strategy and operations of these businesses.

Murr brings 24 years of leadership experience to the position. During his 14 years with CDI, he has served in multiple leadership roles including president of United Tote, senior vice president and chief technology officer and, most recently, as interim president of TwinSpires and online gaming.

Prior to joining CDI, Murr worked in information technology leadership roles at General Electric. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master of business administration from Bellarmine University.

“During his tenure with CDI, Ben has been an important leader in the growth across our operations,” Carstanjen said. “He has been a key player throughout the extensive changes in our company over the last 14 years and will continue to move our TwinSpires and online businesses forward.”

“I’ve been heavily involved with TwinSpires and our online gaming operations throughout my tenure at CDI” Murr said. “I am passionate about these businesses and believe strongly in their future growth potential and strategic importance for CDI.”

Murr will remain a senior vice president of CDI in addition to his responsibilities as president of TwinSpires and online gaming.

Murr’s promotion is effective immediately. The company will move quickly to fill the senior vice president and chief technology officer role.

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