Tuesday, April 19, 2005 12:00 AM
FLORENCE, KY . . . April 19, 2005 . . . Turfway Park has hired Jack Gordon as director of sales and marketing. Gordon comes to the Northern Kentucky Thoroughbred racecourse from Belterra Casino and Resort, where he was corporate sales manager. He began his new duties with Turfway on April 6.
Prior to joining Belterra in 2003, Gordon spent five years as convention sales manager for the Greater Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau and three years as sales department manager for Argosy Casino and Hotel. He is credentialed by the Convention Industry Council as a Certified Meeting Planner and is a board member and past president of the Ohio Chapter of Meeting Professionals International.
“We are delighted to have Jack on our team,” said Robert Elliston, president of Turfway Park. “His experience in the casino industry, as well as his vast network of contacts throughout Greater Cincinnati, make him an ideal fit.”
As director of sales and marketing, Gordon is responsible for partner/sponsor relationships; customer relationship marketing including FasTrack Rewards, Turfway’s loyalty program; group sales; promotions; and advertising and communications.
Gordon lives in Florence with his wife and two young children.