Jennifer Ray has been appointed director of marketing. at Ellis Park. Ray, who held the same position at Louisiana Downs for the past 17 years, replaces Bob Cunningham, who recently resigned due to relocation.
Ray comes to Ellis after Louisiana Downs' parent company, Harrah's Entertainment, eliminated her position at that track.
Ellis Park general manager Paul Kuerzi, who formerly worked with Ray at Louisiana Downs, said she was selected for her knowledge of horse racing in addition to her marketing experience.
"I've known her for a long time," Kuerzi said. "I know the quality of her work, and I know she is very familiar with horse racing, which you don't find very often with marketing. With that combination and that we had this open position, it was fortuitous. We're tickled to death to have her."
Ray will begin work at Ellis Park about Nov. 1.