Mike Cronin has been appointed assistant to the president for marketing at Gulfstream Park, the Florida racetrack announced Dec. 1.
Cronin will oversee marketing and publicity initiatives in the new position. He spent 17 years working for new Gulfstream president Ken Dunn at nearby Calder Casino & Race Course.
He most recently assisted in the reopening of Hialeah Park, which reopened Nov. 28 after being shuttered since 2001.
At Calder, Cronin helped develop major “event” racing programs like the Summit of Speed, the Festival of the Sun, the Florida Million, Extreme Day, and various “Grand Slam” events.
Cronin and Dunn first worked together at Arlington Park, where Cronin was hired as director of promotions and was later promoted to director of marketing.
“Mike’s professionalism and passion for racing are well-known commodities in the Thoroughbred community, and he will bring the same sense of innovation and creativity to Gulfstream Park,” Dunn said in a statement.
“Being able to work with Ken again, and at Gulfstream Park, is a great opportunity to showcase the best sport and the best value in the gambling world,” Cronin said. “I’m fortunate to have a talented staff which has met the challenge of marketing a multi-faceted company, especially with the dawn of a new era in retail.”