Ogden Mills Phipps, the chairman of The Jockey Club, announced in a news release Dec. 1 that Matt F. Iuliano has been named executive vice president and executive director of the organization.
Iuliano, who has served as vice president of registration services for The Jockey Club for the past eight years, will continue to oversee all matters concerning The American Stud Book and he will represent The Jockey Club as it "interacts with industry organizations", according to the press release. He succeeds Dan Fick, who has been appointed as an associate state steward for the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.
Iuliano will assume his new responsibilities Jan. 1, 2010.
"Matt’s knowledge of the Thoroughbred industry as well as his familiarity with various initiatives that The Jockey Club has spearheaded or supported in recent years will serve him well as he takes on this new assignment," Phipps said in the release. "Dan has represented The Jockey Club well and his leadership skills have enabled us to make significant progress with a number of important industry initiatives over the past six and a half years, especially in the areas of medication and safety. The Indiana Horse Racing Commission is fortunate to have him and we wish him all the best."
Iuliano will report to James L. Gagliano, The Jockey Club's executive vice president and chief administrative officer of who will become president and chief operating officer Jan. 1, 2010, succeeding Alan Marzelli, who is retiring from that position.
"Over the past eight years, Matt has initiated and overseen numerous advances in the registry that have greatly enhanced the service we provide to owners and breeders," said Gagliano in the release. "We are fully confident
Prior to joining The Jockey Club in June 2001, Iuliano served in several different executive positions at Churchill Downs during a 12-year period. He was also director and operations manager of Lasma East, an Arabian horse farm at the time, in LaGrange, Ky., for seven years.
He received a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and a master’s degree in physiology and biophysics from Colorado State University before earning an MBA and a law degree from the University of Louisville