From Glen Hill Farm
Leonard H. Lavin, founder and owner of Glen Hill Farm, on April 8 announced the appointment of his grandson, Craig Lavin Bernick, as president and chief operating officer of the Ocala, Fla.-based operation. Lavin will continue to hold the title of chairman.
“Since he was a young boy, Craig has had the interest and the passion to follow and to learn every aspect of the racing business,” Lavin said. “I am delighted to have been able to mentor him on that journey and to be in a position where I can continue to mentor him in this earned and deserved new role.”
Bernick is a graduate of Tulane University. In the past, he held various positions with his family’s consumer products company Alberto-Culver and Glen Hill Farm. He has also been a Thoroughbred owner the last five years, purchasing and racing three black-type earners, including You Go West Girl.
“With the strong foundation that exists today, I think we can continue to build Glen Hill Farm and maintain its position as one of Florida’s premier racing operations,” Bernick said. “I look forward to the challenge of continuing to extend and expand on our winning tradition and to the years ahead when I will be able to continue to work with my grandfather in achieving our shared goals.”