Liz Bracken, who most recently worked for the New York Racing Association, has joined the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program as associate coordinator effective Aug. 12.
RTIP director Doug Reed said July 8 her duties include teaching racing-based coursework as well as the administration and support of the program and its Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming, which is held every December.
"Simulcasting and account wagering are now the core of the pari-mutuel system," Reed said in a release. "As a result, the program's curriculum has greatly expanded its coverage of those topics. Liz's extensive depth of knowledge in those areas is a tremendous resource for the RTIP and its students."
Bracken served as vice president of simulcasting and content acquisition with NYRA, where she also held the positions of director of simulcasting and simulcast coordinator. After graduating from the University of Arizona and the RTIP, and prior to joining NYRA in 1997, she gained experience in a number of racing-official positions at Fair Grounds, Rockingham Park, Hialeah Park, Tampa Bay Downs, and Suffolk Downs.
"It has been an amazing 16-year journey with NYRA, but I am really looking forward to this new challenge," Bracken said. "I owe my success in racing to the foundation that the RTIP program gave me, and I look forward to teaching the next generation of racing leaders."